Indonesian program revitalizes traditional markets for social and economic benefits

Trade Minister Thomas Lembong will continue the commitment to maintain the competitiveness of traditional markets nationwide through revitalization.

Thomas said revitalization of traditional markets are also aimed improving people’s welfare.

Revitalization of traditional markets are very useful to increase incomes of traders in traditional markets, most of whom are micro, small and medium enterprises,” he added.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo flew to West Nusa Tenggara on April 29, 2016 to check on the development and revitalization of traditional markets in the eastern region.

Jokowi called for the improvement of traditional markets in June of 2015 during the launch of a program encompassing 1,000 traditional markets, held at Manis Market in Purwokerto, Central Java.

The revitalization aims to address physical problems as well as managerial issues, including accountability and financial management.

See article about Lembong’s continuation of program + photo credit.

See April 29, 2016 article about Jokowi’s support.

See May 4, 2016 article on Jokowi’s market visit.

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