President urges ministers to overcome mountainous salt prices

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on his cupboard ministers to overcome a mountainous salt prices that weight a public, including pickled fish entrepreneurs.

“In tie with salt-related issues, we will after check directly with several ministers, including a apportion of state enterprises,” a boss remarked after opening a acceleration control 2017 coordination assembly here on Thursday.

President Jokowi pronounced he and several ministers will check a mountainous salt prices to benefit improved clarity on a problem during hand.

“If there is a problem in supply and distribution, we will overcome it,” a boss remarked, adding that during a coordination assembly with governors, informal heads, and mayors, issues associated to salt prices were raised.

In Jakarta, for instance, a cost of a tiny container of salt that was customarily sole during Rp2 thousand rose to Rp5 thousand during a Gondangdia Market in Central Jakarta.

“Last month, a cost of a comparatively incomparable container was Rp30 thousand, though now, it is sole during Rp50 thousand,” Aceng, a trader, pronounced in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The arise in prices and nonesuch in salt bonds were witnessed not usually in Jakarta though also in roughly all provinces. Hence, a authority has called on a supervision to meddle to tackle a salt predicament in a country.

The supervision should take movement and examine a reason behind a salt crisis.

“I consider this is partly due to a trouble or inability to maximize a potentials that we have,” authority Siti Mukromah, who is a member of Commission VI of a House of Representatives, pronounced in Purwokerto, Banyumas District, Central Java, on Wednesday.

Logically, Indonesia should never run brief of salt, though adversely, it has happened now, as a commodity is formidable to find in a marketplace during normal prices. If a scrutiny and exploitation of salt were to be carried out, a stream predicament would not have occurred, according to Mukromah.

Secretary General of a Indonesian Salt Consumer Industry Association Cucu Sutara settled recently in Bandung, West Java, that Indonesia needs 4.2 million tons of salt in 2017.

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