TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said the government had prepared incentives worth Rp1.2 million for owners of micro-businesses, such as kiosks, food stalls or locally known as warteg, and street vendors.
The aid disbursement was aimed at helping small-scale entrepreneurs who were affected by the extension of the emergency state of social restrictions (PPKM) or PPKM Level 4 that would last until July 25, 2021. Airlangga said this program was similar to the cash aid program for MSMEs.
“The mechanism is regulated in the general guidelines and technical instructions. The distribution is under the National Armed Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) and is also assisted by the Finance Ministry and the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP),” he explained.
The authorities, Airlangga went on, will later collect the names of recipients and verify the data from the local offices of the Manpower Ministry. The data collection will be based on the Population Identification Number (NIK) which has passed the cleansing through the BPKP.
“We certainly need data related to the type of business, the business location, and NIK of the micro-entrepreneurs. This will be part of the government’s upcoming programs,” Airlangga said.