South Sumatra Acting Governor Fatoni confirms that rice stocks are safe until March 2024

Palembang, The Indonesia Post – Acting (Acting) Governor of South Sumatra Agus Fatoni received a visit from Muhammad Alexander, Head of Logistics Agency (Bulog), South Sumatra Babel in order to report on the condition of basic commodities in South Sumatra.

Also present was Assistant II for Economics, Finance and Development, Ir. Basyaruddin Akhmad, M.Sc and Head of the Food Crops and Horticulture Department of South Sumatra Province Dr. Ir. H. R. Bambang Pramono, M.Si., Located in the South Sumatra Governor’s Living Room, Wednesday (18/10/2023).

Fatoni said that the South Sumatra Provincial Government supports the positive activities carried out by BULOG to help reduce the rate of inflation. The South Sumatra Provincial Government has also made several efforts and will continue to do so to continue to reduce the rate of inflation

“Yesterday we held cheap markets in several places and it will be carried out on a massive scale. I also asked districts/cities to hold cheap markets, apart from that there is also a Basic Needs shop (KEPO) which was just launched yesterday, the price is cheaper than the price on the market” Fatoni explained.

The South Sumatra Provincial Government has collaborated with BULOG and Cooperatives, which will later mobilize all existing Cooperatives to help sell basic commodities so that basic commodities are easy to obtain and prices can fall.

“The information that was conveyed earlier stated that rice in South Sumatra Province is safe until March, this needs to be conveyed to the public so that people are calm,” said Fatoni.

Our agricultural production is also sufficient, for this reason Fatoni urges the public to sell internally first so that we don’t run short.

Previously, Alexander, Head of the South Sumatra Babel Bulog, reported that Bulog would continue to support the South Sumatra Provincial Government’s program for basic needs, especially regarding the price of rice which we continue to supply.

“In suppressing inflation in South Sumatra and helping the South Sumatra Provincial Government, BULOG has filled several modern markets, outlets supported by BULOG, and all regional government activities through cheap markets and cheap food movements and BULOG hopes that this collaboration will continue. (mhn/ril)


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