President Jokowi Inspects Food Prices at Jatinegara Market

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 September 2023
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President Jokowi inspects the prices and supply of staple foods at Jatinegara market, Jakarta, Tuesday (09/19). (Photo by: BPMI/Muchlis Jr)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Tuesday (09/19) inspected the prices and supply of a number of food commodities at Jatinegara traditional market, East Jakarta.

The President said that the prices of various food commodities are still stable.

“The prices are quite good, the prices of shallots and garlic have declined, only rice that is still high,” said the President.

According to him, the Government had made a number of efforts to reduce the price of rice on the market, including carrying out market, retail and wholesale operations.

“Hopefully in around two or three weeks, the price will start to drop a little,” said the President, adding that the national rice supply is currently sufficient. The Government has 2 million tons of rice stock, of which 1.6 million tons of rice are already in Indonesia and another 400,000 tons of rice are still on the way.

“We will still add another 1 million to ensure that the stock is available so that we are not going to worry if there is drought or crop failure,” said the President. (BPMI/AIT) (EST/MMB)

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