Jayapura, Jubi – Rice stocks at the warehouse of the Logistics Bureau Regional Division Papua and Papua Barat are adequate for the next three months.
At least 38,000 tons of rice stocks are kept at the bureau’s warehouse as well as on the shipping. It applies not only for the PSO (Public Service Obligation) but also for commercial
“It’s still safe,” the Head Division of the Public Service Operation Ibrahim Wairoy told tabloidjubi.com in Jayapura on Wednesday (13/9/2016).
He said there was no problem with food security.
“Thank God, there is no problem, moreover there would be the additional supplies not just coming from Merauke but also from other regions, so it guarantee the rice stocks are safe,” he said.
He further said of the 38 thousand stocks at the warehouse in Jayapura, 1,507 tones are ready stocks while the rest are still on the shipping from Merauke and Surabaya, and 45 tones more for commercial stocks.
“For Jayapura, our PSO and commercial stocks are 4,429 tones, while for Papua the stocks at the warehouse in the entire Papua whether for PSO or commercial are 38,958 tones or the supplies of minimal stocks are enough for the next three months,” he said.
He admitted the warehouses is not enough to accommodate the needs of distribution due to less capacity, such as in Wamena and Jayapura City that result the high mobility in the warehouses. “Consequently we should optimize our warehouses to keep the stocks in case there is emergency. We can mobilize these stocks to the region in need. (*/rom)