Bali, 17 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/7 February 2015 (MINA) – Bali province’s Cooperative, Small and Medium Enterprises Agency is aggressively carrying out the “One Village One Product” (OVOP) program this year to boost the local economy.
The agency head, Dewa Nyoman Patra, said that his institution would accelerate the program in Bangli and Tabanan regencies.
“We are going to develop kain endek [Balinese hand-woven textile] in Bangli and rebung [bamboo shoot] products in Tabanan. That is our 2015 target,” Dewa said in Denpasar on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com, The Jakartapost quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
He was committed to make the OVOP program successful in Bali this year since the province had been seen as a role model in OVOP development for other provinces in the archipelago for the past five years.
The program had improved the wealth of local people and developed small and medium enterprises in Bali, he said.
Farmers in several areas in Bali, for instance, have been producing high quality asparagus and oranges for the past few years, and the products are well absorbed by the market.(T/P009/P3)