Livestock Transports Available, President Jokowi Hope that National Beef Prices Can Compete
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by the First Lady Iriana, inaugurated a special ship for livestock transports KM Camara 1, Pioneer Ship Type 750 DWT KM Sabuk Nusantara 56 and Pioneer Ship Type 750 DWT KM Sabuk Nusantara 55, at Shipyard PT Adi Luhung Sarana Segara Indonesia (ALSSI) in Bangkalan, Madura, East Java, on Tuesday (10/11) afternoon.
President Jokowi hopes that with the inauguration of the special ship of livestock transports, the transportation service for the people and for livestock that will be met, which ultimately national logistics distribution will run well, so that the prices eventually also could go down because of transport used is cheap ocean freight.
“Earlier the Minister of Transport said that this year 200 ships, next year 160 ships, then the year after will increase with this pattern 160, 200, 160, 200,” President Jokowi said.
The Head of State admitted happy, now we also have the livestock transport ship with a capacity of 500 cows, so from a very long distance factor ie East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) no longer complain. If for example the shipment of cattle from NTT to Jakarta by truck, then arrived at Jakarta the cows become weak all.
“Minister of Transportation was conveyed, there are 500 rooms prepared for cows, with international standards, since the standards that we must meet. Everything is existing,” President Jokowi said.
President hoped that the flow of goods, the flow of livestock from sites that have a lot of livestock could be marketed to cities in need, and with the supply of cheap public transport so that it could be compete with cattle from other countries.
According to the President Jokowi, our defeat has always at the price of transport. Cattle from Australia enter to Jakarta the price can compete with us, because the price of transportation, transportation costs are very cheap.
Present at the ceremony, among others, Minister of Transportation Ignatius Jonan, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and East Java Governor Soekarwo. (JAY/ES)