Indonesia targets creating 4.4 million jobs in creative economy sector hinh anh 1Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno (middle)(Photo: Antara)
Jakarta (VNA) - Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has targeted the creative economy sector to absorb 4.4 million domestic workers by 2024.

"In 2022, our target is to create 1.1 million new jobs, and (we will) continue to encourage it to reach 4.4 million new jobs in 2024 by empowering micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)," he stated at a recent event titled "the 2022 Appreciation for Creations of Indonesia (AKI)", as cited by Antara News.

The minister emphasised the need for sound synergy among central and regional governments, as well as other stakeholders in order to realise the target.

Through the 2022 AKI, Indonesian creative economy products are expected to receive wider appreciation and recognition, so it can encourage the opening of 4.4 million new working opportunities in the sector.

However, the minister has appealed to all creative industry stakeholders to be aware of current economic developments owing to the threat of the global food and energy crisis./.