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The West Java Creative Works (KKJ) and West Java Crafts Week (PKJB) 2022 were officially held today. The event, which carries the theme “Green Economy and Inclusive Finance for Sustainable Economic Acceleration”, collaborates with 2,000 MSMEs to showcase various fashion, craft, craft, coffee, tea, culinary and tourism products typical of West Java. The Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, said that according to the president's directive, 40 percent of government spending must come from MSME products. So this activity is a good opportunity for MSME actors to show themselves.

"We welcome this history being held in West Java and Indonesia and becoming a national standard, as the president directs at least 40 percent of government spending to be MSMEs. At least 40 percent is equal to 160 trillion out of 400 trillion. Now, this is the opportunity for MSME products to show themselves," said Governor Ridwan Kamil, Saturday (14/5).

The man who is familiarly called Emil emphasized that MSME products participating in the KKJ event must be of high quality. In addition, MSME products are required to register to the e-catalog and must have a 'green economy' plus value.

“This year, the plus point is the green economy. This green growth economy is one of the sources of energy, if it can be green energy, then the source of material before production is also looking for the closest one, don't sell it too far," said Emil.

“This combination is especially true with quality recycled materials. This low carbon life force is being cultivated in West Java, along with the needs and vision of a greener future," he continued.

The technique of dyeing fabrics using natural materials (ecoprint), has become a new tradition for textile products in West Java.

“The clothes we wear are also part of ecoprint, a new tradition that we aim for quality textile products in West Java. Earlier, we saw from fashion shows that ordinary things will become creative and super extraordinary," said Emil.

In the KJJ event, which played an important role in economic recovery, Emil also highlighted economic growth in West Java. In the first quarter, economic growth has reached 5.61 percent.

"The growth in the first quarter of 5.61 percent was very encouraging, meaning that exports rose, investment was large, government spending was also high, and people's purchasing power began to rise significantly," he said.