Welcoming XX PON, Disperindakop Papua Embraces Craftsmen-Traders

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PAPUADAILY –Ahead of PON XX and National Paralympic Week (Peparnas), the Department of Industry, Trade, Cooperatives (Disperindakop), MSMEs, and Papuan Manpower collaborated with artisans and traders, especially Papuan women.

“Currently we are still collecting data in collaboration with Kadin and the Papuan Entrepreneurs’ Customary Chamber (KAPP),” said the Head of Industry and Cooperatives, SMEs, and Papuan Manpower Omah Laduane in Jayapura, Wednesday (21/7/2021) as quoted by Antara.

He said that based on the data collection, traders and craftsmen, especially Papuan women involved, would be given training and skills.

“We will also cooperate with PB PON so that the work of Papuan mothers can be absorbed to provide added value,” said Laduane.

He acknowledged that the involved artisans and traders were not only in four regencies and cities but also in buffer zones, such as Wamena and Biak.

The training was carried out so that the merchandise could be packaged properly and made it easier for buyers when bringing them to their regions because the PON and Peparnas participants came from all regions in Indonesia.

In addition to preparing the noken bag, which is a traditional Papuan chicken bag, there are also processed products such as asar or smoked fish, honey and coffee.

“Hopefully, during the implementation of PON and Peparnas, they can provide added value to craftsmen and traders, especially Papuan women,” he said.

PON XX will take place from October 2-15 in Jayapura City and Regencies, Mimika and Merauke Districts, while Peparnas will be held from 2-15 November in Jayapura City and District.***