TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Vice President Jusuf Kalla has promised that he will instruct all government departments/institutions to use locally-made furniture. This measure is being taken as an effort to save the furniture industry and expand the market domestically.
"The government will definitely support this to support the local market. So far, we seldom buy imported products," Kalla said, at the opening of the national convention of the Indonesian Furniture and Handicrafts Industry Association last Friday.
However, furniture businesses have been asked to keep up their quality and improve their creativity. The government, Kalla added, must support the furniture industry because it provides employment and uses many local raw material.