Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Ambassade de la RÉpublique d'Indonésie

SMEs take local products to Bahrain agriculture expo

Indonesiaa��s participation is made possible through the collaboration of PT Smexindo Inti ArthaA�and strategic partner Induk UMKM (micro, small and medium enterprises), agriculture company SRAM & MRAM and the Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI).

Smexindo has facilitatedA�10 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in related industry sectors, including furniture, handicrafts, agriculture, landscaping, ceramics and porcelain, and food and beverage. The SMEs hail from various regions across the archipelago, from Central Java toA�South Kalimantan, and from Bali, West Java, Banten to Jakarta.

“Through this exhibition, we are trying to promote Indonesia through our premium-quality products as diverse, unique and exotic non-oil export commodities,” said Smexindo president Rika Aryuna.

Indonesian Ambassador to Bahrain Nur Syahrir Rahardjo said the products displayed at the expo aimed to raise awareness in the Arab kingdom and surrounding nations of the potential of Indonesian products. “This opportunity is a promotional event as well as an effortA�to expand [our] export markets, especially non-oil exports to Bahrain and the Middle East and North Africa [MENA],A�and encourage Middle Eastern tourists to come to Indonesia,” said Nur Syahrir.

The Bahrain International Garden Show was held for the first time in 2004, and offers an opportunity for exporters as well as plantation investorsA�to learn about the Bahrain market.

“We will maximize this opportunity to reach a broader market access in the Middle EastA�and expose local products and brands, in addition to expanding our export potential and meeting new buyers and distributors in the Arabian Gulf,” Rika Aryuna added.

Induk UMKM chairman Hariadi Saptadji said the exhibition was a benchmark reference for improving the quality, production and technologyA�of SMEsA�toward competing in the international market. (waw)

Source: The Jakarta Post