Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan Harvest Rice in Cilacap

Anies Baswedan in Cilacap
Anies Baswedan in Cilacap

Cilacap.info English – DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Cilacap Regent Tatto Suwarto Pamuji showed newly signed memorandum of cooperation at Majenang Paddy Seed Center, Jenang Village, Majenang District, Cilacap Regency, Central Java, Friday (16/4/2021).

The joint rice harvest is an implementation of an inter-regional cooperation program, namely between DKI Jakarta Provincial Government and Cilacap Regency Government in order to maintain rice stocks in Jakarta.

The cooperation to supply rice stocks was carried out by Sumber Makmur Farmer Group (Gapoktan), Cilacap Regency, and PT Food Station Tjipinang Jaya, which is a regional-owned enterprise (BUMD) DKI Jakarta.

When holding a press conference after harvest, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said he was working with Cilacap Regency Government in order to jointly provide rice for people in Jakarta.

According to him, this cooperation benefits all parties because it cuts chain of rice trading system, so that farmers can get a better selling price.

“On other hand, people in Jakarta will be able to get rice that is more affordable,” he said, quoting antaranews.com

He said that this harvest could ensure supply certainty as well as have consequences for price stability.

Thus, inflation, which is often influenced by price of rice, can become more affordable in Jakarta.

“With this program, it can provide certainty of supply for residents in DKI Jakarta and for farmers in Cilacap who can get benefits, especially from aspect of price,” he said.

Anies also expressed his gratitude to Regent of Cilacap, Tatto Suwarto Pamuji, for providing support in this cooperation, so that it can increase from year to year.

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