Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspection of Merangin People’s Market, Jambi Province, April 3, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 April 2024
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I see that prices here are good and stable. Shallot is sold at Rp35,000 [per kilogram], garlic at Rp40,000 [per kilogram], the prices are the same as in other provinces. The only commodity I haven’t seen here is rice. I have looked for it, but it isn’t there. The chilies too, on average, are all good. I think that price ranges like these ones are very good, because it’s already a week before Eid al-Fitr. OK, the prices are good.

Journalists

After this, where do you want to go for your next working visits, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, I want to visit some other regions, [to check public facilities there], mainly [those] related to roads and hospitals. Because we want to distribute medical equipment to regional hospitals. So, we need to check the readiness of the rooms and the readiness of the physical buildings of each regional hospital. Because we want to distribute 514 cath labs [catheterization laboratories], CT scans, mammography. All of them are big equipment which needs electricity and large space, so we have to check the regions’ readiness.

(TM/MUR)

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