Dekranasda Again Holds Bali Rise Exhibition, Helping the Economy during the Pandemic

  • 12 September 2021
  • 23:09 WITA
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Chairperson of the Regional Crafts Council (Dekranasda) of Bali Province, Putri Koster


DENPASAR, - The previous Bali Bangkit exhibition has proven to help the Balinese economy, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Chairperson of the Regional Crafts Council (Dekranasda) of Bali Province, Putri Koster said this in a technical meeting for prospective exhibition participants in Jayasaba Denpasar, Sunday ( September 12, 2021).


Putri Koster also told MSME/IKM actors which were divided into two sessions that during the Bali Rising Exhibition, the Dekranasda of Bali Province had set various rules.


"Things that need to be considered, such as not exhibiting artificial songket/endek handicrafts and various types of alpaca handicrafts," She said.


Putri Koster said that Dekranasda Bali continues to strive for handicraft products so that they can be equal to various luxury products in shopping centers.


“Imagine, in the past, our handicrafts were just held on the edge of the mall. I didn't want to, so I struggled to be able to display the same as luxury products at the mall. Now the craftsmen can open booths in malls throughout Bali. We have also created e-commerce, namely for MSME/IKM players to market their products online. Take advantage of it all," She said.


She advised the craftsmen to always be honest when selling. Because, according to him, this can be one of the assessments of buyers.


"Don't sell goods that cost Rp. 1 million to Rp. 10 million to the wife of an official. That is wrong. Fortune has already been arranged, if that means you have taken your fortune first and of course it will be difficult to sell it later, "she said.


Meanwhile, the Head of Industry and Trade of the Province of Bali, I Wayan Jarta, said that the Bali Bangkit 2021 Exhibition will open on September 15, 2021, filled with offline and online exhibitions (via at Taman Budaya, Denpasar. In the one month exhibition, according to him, there are some additional strict rules that the participants need to comply with.


"Exhibitors have to be vaccinated twice and must download the application to show the barcode has been vaccinated," he explained.


He said the purpose of the Bali Bangkit Exhibition was to revive the Balinese economy during and after the pandemic by increasing the productivity of MSMEs/IKMs in Bali. In addition, this exhibition also aims to increase market access for the products of local and international artisans.(gix)