Governor of Central Java (Central Java) Ganjar Pranowo mentioned many potential economic sectors in 2023 in Central Java which are expected to contribute to the regional economy. One of them is the furniture industry. "There are so many (potential economic sectors). If we talk about wood products, our solid wood is the best one, including furniture," said Ganjar, Wednesday (18/1/2023).
He explained that of the total area of Central Java's forests which reached 1.387 million hectares, 740 thousand hectares of which were forests belonging to the people. The largest commodities produced annually are teak wood with 175,000 cubic meters, followed by mahogany, sonokeling and rosewood with 80 cubic meters, and pine resin with 40,000 tons.
Apart from that, said Ganjar, the textile industry also continues to show improvement as many textile companies are investing in Central Java. According to him, these factors have encouraged Central Java MSMEs to continue to go up and up every year, making Central Java MSMEs one of the best in Indonesia.
"If we talk about footwear, our textile products today are also good," said Ganjar.
"This is the potential which we will then continue to move. So today we must develop the creative economy," added Ganjar.
For information, until 2022, the number of MSMEs in Central Java is 17,821 with a total turnover of IDR 68.484 trillion. MSMEs in Central Java have also succeeded in absorbing a workforce of up to 1.3 million workers in all areas of MSME products.