" Personally I also interested to monitor and do sudden inspection in the field"
Trade Minister, Thomas Trikasih Lembong appreciates the market operation that initiated by Jakarta Provincial Government. Even, some import commodities will be done to suppress the price in the market.
"There are some hundreds of points to monitor the price. Personally I also interested to monitor and do sudden inspection in the field. It still middle class thus prices tend to be higher than other markets," he expressed, after he visited to Kramat Jati and Rawamangu markets, East Jakarta, Friday (6/10).
Thomas who accompanied by PD Pasar Jaya Director, Arief Nasrudin immediately went to beef and chicken meat seller which currently prices are rising. After that, he then continued to vegetable peddler. Although red onion price is stable, yet its price began to rise. For rice until now, is still normal.
According to him, import must be conducted to suppress the government price. "For short term, we have no choice and will do import. It is to strengthen stock in the market," he finished.