" It's oriented to economic growth and encourages people to shop in the country"
The upcoming Jakarta Great Sale Festival is targeted to encourage people to shop in their own country.
Assistant for Economic and Finance under City Secretary, Franky Mangatas Panjaitan disclosed, in the festival that will take place in 81 malls ad 40 traditional markets, people could shop for commodities and goods at low prices.
"It's oriented to economic growth and encourages people to shop in the country," he expressed, Tuesday (5/9).
According to him, traditional market involvement in the festival keeps increasing in the last three years. Initially, there were only 10 markets, and became 20 markets. And this year, there have been 40 markets participated.
"We do this to attract people shop for staples at affordable prices," he explained.
As planned, it would also involve 13 associations incorporated in Indonesian Shopping Center Managers (APPBI).
"Fund to realize the festival is covered by Jakarta APPBI as the organizer. While Jakarta Provincial Government gives aid in form of tax relief and security support," he closed.