PADANG – Crafters in West Sumatra are encouraged to improve the quality of the products, in order to have a competitive edge that can still be developed in the era of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
Without quality, handicrafts we will not compete with the craft of other countries in the ASEAN region, said the Chairman of the National Crafts Council (Dekranasda) of West Sumatra Irwan Prayitno Ny Nevi while visiting Dekranasda Pariaman City, Tuesday.
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He said, to maintain the quality, the need for creativity and product innovation by exploring the local wisdom.
It is of course also related to Human Resources craftsmen, he said.
HR-related, he said it is necessary the participation of the government and Dekranasda.
Activities such as craft fairs, and the socialization of the competent authorities will support the promotion of human resources, he said.
In addition, according to Dekranasda West Sumatra would also help promote the craft on consumers outside the region.
One of them we do with the business meeting. Scheduled to be held in Batam in the near future. There are many foreign traveler. Surely it can be one of our steps to introduce handicraft products from West Sumatra, he said.
According to him, later craftsmen from each county / city will be taken as well as to introduce their products.
He hoped that it will be a positive impact on the development of craft businesses in West Sumatra.