July 6, 2022


Foodies welcome

Trade minister inspects food stocks, prices at Cibubur Market

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan observed the Cibubur Marketplace in East Jakarta on his to start with day as minister to know firsthand about the foodstuff stocks and problems of traders and consumers.

“Prior to the meetings, it is particularly this (take a look at to the sector) that is essential. I listened to the grievances from traders and the people who buy. We have to quickly regulate the rates of standard requirements and uncover solutions. We truly feel sorry for the men and women,” Hasan noted in his assertion here on Thursday.

Hasan formulated numerous strategies to address countrywide meals concerns with the principle of justice, so that traders and buyers were happy.

The minister was accompanied by Deputy Minister of Trade Jerry Sambuaga and Secretary Basic of the Trade Ministry Suhanto.

Minister Hasan emphasized that the ministry have to function as a fair regulator. By making use of justice as a basic principle, difficulties can be resolved.

“The Trade Ministry ought to be at the forefront in (applying) fairness in trade. Polices should be truthful. Traders and consumers will have to be honest, well balanced, and mutually beneficial to every other. Consumers are content. Retailers are happy. Do not let anyone hoard, suppress selling prices, etc.,” he remarked.

The minister emphasised that the theory of justice must be put initially and foremost, with the orientation aimed at bettering the people’s welfare.

“We will start out from here. I want traders and customers to be content. Honest, offer you kindness to each other. That is what is referred to as as blessing,” he remarked.

The trade minister said that his administration will promptly impose a plan, so that the price tag of bulk cooking oil could be established at Rp14 thousand for every liter, a selling price deemed to be basic and less than regulate.

The minister also read the grievances of traders and customers. A meat and egg seller, Eti, complained about the selling price of basic requirements that continually skyrocketed, thus building it difficult for her to sell at a successful cost.

“From there, it was now expensive, and we had to get a minor gain. If it is high priced, no 1 needs to purchase it. Every thing becomes harder. Not only buyers but traders are also baffled about these price ranges, sir,” he mentioned.

Hasan also gifted an Umrah vacation bundle to Warman and Eli Nurliah, a few, who were marketing standard necessities at Cibubur Marketplace. The partner and wife, touched by the initiative, were in tears.

“We are really grateful. Thank you to the minister for paying notice to the traders,” Nurliah mentioned.

Dependent on observation, bulk cooking oil was regularly supplied to the Cibubur Industry, with a marketing price tag to final individuals established at Rp14 thousand for each liter. In the meantime, premium packaged cooking oil was offered at a value of Rp24 thousand per liter.

As for other commodities, sugar was offered for Rp14 thousand for every kilogram (kg), packaged wheat flour at Rp12 thousand for every kg, rooster eggs at Rp29 thousand/kg, chicken meat at Rp40 thousand for each kg, beef at Rp140 thousand for every kg, and curly crimson chili at Rp90 thousand per kg.

Substantial red chilies had been offered at Rp90 thousand for every kg, red chilies priced at Rp110 thousand for every kg, shallots ended up marketed at Rp60 thousand for each kg, honan garlic bought at Rp30 thousand for each kg, and kating garlic priced at Rp42 thousand per kg.

Hasan was sworn in as the trade minister on Wednesday, June 15, changing Muhammad Lutfi.

Trade Minister Hasan was expected to focus on working with domestic trade troubles in accordance with President Jokowi’s directives.

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President Jokowi believes that Hasan is in a position to address the existing challenges, ranging from supply chain difficulties to the skyrocketing selling prices of essential goods, which includes cooking oil.

The president considered Hasan to have a good deal of encounter and a good track document, thereby generating him qualified for using on the purpose of trade minister.

Food concerns demand firsthand practical experience and actual do the job, as very well as observation of the complications firsthand, which are mostly associated to the primary requires of people. People were being the principal keys to addressing the situation of primary requirements in the state. 

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