Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia After Inspecting Danga Market, Nagekeo Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, December 4, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 4 Desember 2023
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Reporter:

Sir, I want to ask your opinion on the current increase of food prices, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Yes, I visit the Danga Market in Nagekeo Regency to observe food prices. First, I am glad to notice that chili that presently costs Rp80,000 to Rp100,000 in Java, it costs only Rp50,000 here. Secondly, in Java shallot costs Rp24,000-Rp26,000, here it costs Rp15,000 because indeed, in my opinion, the production is good. Shallot and cayenne pepper are cultivated here, and therefore the price is very good.

Reporter:

Sir, what gift for Nagekeo Regency?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):               

Yes, the Mbay Dam can hold 51 million cubic meters of water. This will eventually irrigate the rice field in Nagekeo and its surroundings.

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