Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia during Inspection of Cicaheum Market, in Bandung City, West Java Province, August 28, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 Agustus 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Today, just as in other provinces, I distribute staple food package to beneficiaries of the Family Hope Program (PKH), and capital assistance, additional capital to the sellers at the market and street vendors.

Reporter
Did you monitor the prices? The price has surged, right?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
The prices are relatively stable except for egg prices.

Reporter
So, if the price is still high, how to control it?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Firstly, the hike in the prices is because the prices of poultry feed increase. Secondly, this fluctuation is normal. Within two weeks, the price will return to normal, inshallah [God willing].

Reporter
I heard that non-cash assistance attributed to the hike in price.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Pardon?

Reporter
The non-cash assistance has caused it. Is it true?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Well, the assistance, which is demanded by the public, is also disbursed and circulated among them, the public.

Reporter
Do you think this market needs to be revitalized?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Pardon?

Reporter
Revitalization.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
[You] may ask the Governor and Mayor about this market. If revitalization needs to be done, we are ready to do it. However, the area is the property of regional-owned enterprise (BUMD), it belongs to the institution. Thus, if the Government must step in, it is the authority of the BUMD. I have proposed it to be revitalized, but the area is BUMD’s property.

(RAS/MUR)

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