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Indonesia to Revitalize 60 Traditional Markets

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Jakarta: Indonesia’s Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises will revitalize some 60 traditional markets in a number of provinces, and build 88 locations for street vendors in 2014, the official Antara news agency reported.” One of our programs this year is to revitalize around 60 traditional markets and to build 88 locations for street vendors in a number of provinces,” Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Sarifuddin Hasan stated. “Revitalization of traditional markets and good management of street vendors by the cooperatives will help solve the problem of trading and giving double benefits to the traders,” he explained. Sjarifuddin noted that the revitalization is expected to develop domestic economy and to increase regional revenue because it was in line with the efforts of the regional governments to improve the locations of street vendors. . “It is a fact that more than 5.5 million workers in the trade sector were absorbed as traders in traditional markets,” the minister affirmed.