Jayapura, Jubi – Bulog has supplied 466 tons of premium rice from South Sulawesi for Ramadan and Eid, the regional head of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), Arif Madu, said.
Seven containers or as many as 168 tons of rice have been delivered to Jayapura, he said.
“This is standard of premium rice with a retail price of Rp 10,000 per kg if purchased directly at Bulog Mart. The price is below the market price could reach Rp 12,000-13 ,000 per kg,” Madu said in Papua Bulog office on Tuesday (7/7/2015).
This was done in order to maintain price stability, as well as to meet the needs of people in the month of Ramadan and Eid.
According to him, Bulog rice stock reached 50 thousand tons for the entire region of Papua, including West Papua.
“Bulog rice stock is safe for up to four months. I hope people do not worry. Every moment the availability of rice in Bulog is always there, ” he said.
Added, this premium rice has been circulating in the markets and in front of Bulog Mart.
Meanwhile, Erwin, a resident APO, which is also a buyer in Market Hamadi, South Jayapura District, the city of Jayapura, said Bulog’s rice stock premium brand of Paradise Gold is still prevalent in the market Hamadi, Jayapura.
“I also consume imported premium rice. I think still a lot of rice in the market, “said Erwin to the Jubi, Hamadi Market. (Munir/ Tina)