President Jokowi Inspects Food Prices at Beringin Buntok Traditional Market

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 27 Juni 2024
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President Jokowi visits Beringin Buntok Traditional Market, South Barito Regency, Central Kalimantan, Thursday (06/27). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Kris)

In order to ensure the stability of food commodity prices, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (06/27) visited Beringin Buntok traditional market in South Barito regency, Central Kalimantan province. The president was warmly welcomed by traders and locals.

President Jokowi engaged the traders in conversation to check on the prices of food commodities in the market. Saudah, a staple food trader, stated that the prices of basic commodities are currently stable. “Now (the prices) are stable,” she said.

Saudah also expressed her gratitude for meeting the Head of State and receiving business capital assistance. “I’m happy to receive business capital assistance, which will add to our business capital,” said Saudah.

Sairu, a vegetable trader at the market, confirmed that the prices of basic commodities are still stable within this month. She also expressed her pleasure to meet the President.

“We, residents of Central Kalimantan, feel very happy and we thank President Joko Widodo for Central Kalimantan. Hopefully, this will be beneficial for us and thank you very much from the people of Central Kalimantan,” she explained.

Firma, a fish trader, noted an increase in sales this month despite a slight rise in prices for some goods. Firma also felt grateful to meet the President. “Alhamdulillah, thank you, Mr. Jokowi, may you always have a healthy and long life,” said Firma.

Siti Mariani, another trader, reported that the prices of basic commodities were stable and there had been an increase in sales. Siti Mariani also felt proud and she hoped that the President’s visit to the market would help stabilize the prices of basic commodities. “We, traders, hope that prices could be stabilized, not to be too expensive,” said Siti. (AY/MUR)

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