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Bapanas Assigns Perum Bulog to Import 2 Million Tons of Rice, Including 500,000 Tons

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A worker climbs down sacks of rice at the Bulog rice warehouse in Jakarta, September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE)

JAKARTA. National Food Agency (Bapanas) has assigned Perum Bulog to import 2 million tons of rice this year. Of that amount, 500,000 tons are urgently needed to meet the stock demand. The assignment is stated in a letter from the Head of Bapanas, Arief Prasetyo Adhi, to the President Director of Perum Bulog, dated March 24, 2023.

In the letter received by KONTAN, Bapanas stated that the assignment of rice import to Bulog was the result of a meeting between Bapanas and President Joko Widodo on March 24, 2023, with the topic of the availability of basic commodities and the preparation of the Eid al-Fitr holiday 1444 H.

The meeting decided that Bulog would import rice for the government rice reserve (CBP) of 2 million tons until the end of December 2023. Of that amount, Bulog was assigned to import 500,000 tons as soon as possible.

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