Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia After an Inspection at Mamasa Provisional Market, Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi Province, April 23, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 April 2024
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Journalist

What are your first impressions of Mamasa Regency, Sir? As this is your first time…

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

The locals are very friendly, enthusiastic. I saw the prices here are stable compared to those in other provinces, compared to those in Java. Shallot is at a good price, at Rp33,000, while chili is Rp40,000, which is also good. Price of rice starts from Rp11,000 for the local ones, which is excellent. It would be excellent if every province has local rice with such price.

Journalist

What do you think of the market condition, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

There was a market over there, right? Then a park was built there. So the traders are scattered all around. We will make a market, we’ll build it. But I have asked Mr. Regent. He said that the location should be nearby. We cannot relocate the market too far away as the consumers are around this location. It is the task of the Central Government to build the market. But for the land, it is the task of the Regent and the Governor.

Journalist

What about the roads here, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, we will build all. I believe this year Mamasa will get more Presidential Instruction on regional roads. We’ll have to wait and see. It’s still on progress.

(AY/MEP)

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