"KERIS JATENG" Must Scrape Sectoral Ego

SUARAMERDEKA.COM, SOLO - Sectoral ego is still a challenge for Central Java Provincial Government in their effort to improve the economy. Efforts to build synergies often had to deal with resistance from various parties, including Regional Official Organization.


Such resistance is usually related to budget problems. Therefore, KeERIS JATENG program is expected to be able to erode such sectoral ego by combining perceptions and determination from all related organizations in order to improve Central Java’s economy which can also improve the society’s welfare.


The issue was discussed in KERIS JATENG’s Consignment “Designing Roadmap to Improve Central Java’s Trade, Tourism and Investment” from 17 to 19 Desember 2019 in Solo attended by representative of the all related Regional Official Organization and Central Java’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Basically, KERIS JATENG which was establish by Bank Indonesia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Central Java Provincial Government is a coordinating forum which works in improving Central java’s Trade, Tourism and Investment.

It was launched on October 23, 2017, aiming at providing services to prospective investors, functioning as the centre of data and information, and improving promotions to attract investment.


The establishment of KERIS JATENG was motivated by the results of the Regional Competitiveness Survey (SDSD), which stated that the weakening in synergy was the challenge that must be faced by Central Java.




The Consignment was led by the Group Head of Bank Indonesia Representative Office in Central Java, Rahmat Dwisaputra. The agenda was to reach an agreement concerning on KERIS JATENG’s future program, including building database, strengthening competitiveness level and promoting the province potential. The coordinating forum itself will be the center of data and information, especially in trade, tourism and investment. KERIS JATENG will try to strengthen Central Java’s competitiveness level on both national and international levels.


To do so, it is related to the conducive business climate, good bureaucratic performance, pro-investment regulation, well-established coordination between the government and the business world. In addition, KERIS JATENG planned to combine inter-department promotion programs, for both domestic and international to boost trade, tourism and investment performance.

The proposals that appeared in the event included mapping main products along with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), increasing main product competitiveness, and increasing distribution efficiency. In addition, increasing marketing effectiveness, developing modern retail and MSME partnerships, and developing tourist destinations and tourism agents were also added to the proposal.