Bambang Soesatyo, Head of People’s Consultative Assembly gives an appreciation to café, restaurant, and other culinary business owner in Bali. Despite being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in no income, they still pay attention to the wealth of their employees.
As shown by Wayan Sunarta or Surya, owner of Mano Restaurant in Seminyak, Kuta, Bali. The whole March to June, the restaurant had to be close totally, however it doesn’t impact the employees’ wealth.
“It is not easy; however, this is the challenge as a business leader. As a businessman, I could understand what Pak Wayan and other businessmen have to go through. Following the new regulation to be able to operate since July 9th 2020 for Bali local citizen, slowly the guests are coming. The income has been earned step by step starting from 15 percent in early July to 20 percent at the end of July. So there is no need to cut employees,” said Bambang Soesatyo.
According to Bambang Soesatyo, only sector of overseas export in Bali that still grow positively at 21,87 percent due to Covid-19.
“This shows a good sign that the world hasn’t forgotten about Bali. This is a chance and a sign that crafts artisans and businessmen in Bali should digitized their product to gain a wider market to export,” add him.