Anugerah Primaduta and Duta Niaga Award on Monday night (11/12) in the Consulate General’s residence was very special because the trophy was paraded from Wisma Konsul Jenderal RI Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Balai Nusantara like a panganten mapag ,a Sundanese culture.
Information from KJRI Jeddah received by Antara in Jakarta on Tuesday (12/12) mentioned that this Primaduta Cup Mapag Parade is accompanied by a stepped down dance complete with abuh sareng ambu witnessed by more than 150 invited guests consisting of representatives of Indonesian citizens working in international institutions, Saudi businessmen , Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), journalists in Saudi Arabia and employees of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia inJeddah.
The highlight of this year’s Primaduta and Duta Niaga Awards is a series of “The Annual Gathering on Economic and Trade 2017” activities centered at Balai Nusantara KJRI Jeddah. At this event a variety of culinary Indonesia served to the invitation that most of the entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia.
Primaduta is the highest award of the Government of Indonesia (Ministry of Trade) given to loyal importer companies or loyal to import Indonesian products for a minimum period of five years.
In addition, this importer company also continues to increase the number and types of goods imported from Indonesia, can provide added value and also continue to actively promote Indonesian products abroad.
Saudi Arabian importer companies that received the award of Primaduta namely Abdul Latif Jamil for manufacturing industry category and Said Bawazer Trading Company (SBTC) for the category of food and beverage industry. The two Primaduta trophies were handed over by President Joko Widodo to the Indonesian Consul General in Jeddah M Hery Saripudin at the 32nd Trade Expo Indonesia in BSD City, Banten on October 11, 2017.
Besides Primaduta, Consulate General of Jeddah also gave the award of Duta Niaga Award. This Award is a special trophy from the Consulate General of Jeddah for Saudi Arabian businessmen who pioneered or started importing products from Indonesia.
This year the Duta Niaga Award was awarded to Mizanain Marketing and Trading, a Saudi Arabian company that consistently started importing Indonesian products such as Cap Lang Balm, Geliga Rub Balm, Santos Coffee.
Consul General R.I Jeddah, M Hery Saripudin said that since the last two years the ceremony of Primaduta and Duta Niaga conferences became a tradition of the Consulate General of Jeddah to appreciate and improve the cooperation of the economy and trade between the two countries.
Strategic measures have also been pursued and pursued by the Consulate General of Jeddah along with the Saudi Arabian Government, JCCI and the business community in the accredited working area of the Consulate General of Jeddah through the Economic and Trade Team of the Consulate to enhance bilateral relations between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
Vice Chairman of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ziyad Bassal al Bassam also expressed his gratitude to Indonesia who has built and established close relationship so far.
Ziyad further said that this relationship needs to be improved not only on economic and trade relations, but also relationships in various sectors including investment, tourism and other sectors.
Based on trade statistics compiled by the Ministry of Trade, the total trade between Indonesia – Saudi Arabia from January to September 2017 reached 3.33 billion US dollars, up 9.64 percent compared to the same period in 2016 reached 3.04 billion dollars.
Total oil and gas trade in the period of January to September 2017 worth 1.678 billion dollars, up 12.88 percent, compared to the same period in 2016. In 2016 the total value of oil and gas trade worth 1.486 billion dollars.
In the non-oil and gas trade sector Indonesia’s trade balance increased 6.53 percent from 1.552 billion dollars during January-September 2016 to 1.653 billion dollars in the same period in 2017.
Head of ITPC Jeddah Gunawan member of Economic and Trade Team of Consulate General of Jeddah added specifically for non-oil and gas exports, export value to Saudi Arabia until September 2017 has reached 1.079 billion dollars or increased 5.58 percent over the same period in 2016 with a value of 1.022 billion dollars.
Indonesia’s total non-oil exports only supply 12.80 percent of Saudi Arabia’s total imports in the same period in September 2017. Saudi Arabia’s imports from all over the world until September 2017 totaled 8.429 billion dollars.
The atmosphere of Indonesia was presented at this event. Various culinary and Indonesian dishes such as fried rice, various satay, various cakes, rawis eggs, shrimp crackers, various fried onion, cucumber, tomato and Indonesian chilli as main menu, besides various drinks such as wedang ginger Sundanese, various snack market, meatball noodle and fruit ice that will shake the tongue of the invitees.
The awards ceremony of Primaduta and Duta Niaga is in addition to being used as a forum for hospitality between businessmen between the two countries, as well as the form of night promotion of “Wonderful Indonesia” tourism by playing a short video of destinations in Indonesia.
Source : https://www.serujambi.com/2017/kjri-jeddah-arak-piala-dan-penghargaan/