Jakarta Government through PT. Food Station Tjipinang Jaya (FSTJ) has prepared 100 thousand tons of rice stock for this September until March 2020.
" Current rice stock at Tjipinang Rice Central Market is above 50 thousand tons"
PT. Food Station Tjipinang Jaya President Director, Arief Prasetyo Adi stated, this additional rice stock is prepared to anticipate dry season that is predicted by Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to occur in July-October and cause rice supply to reduce within September-October.
Thus his side adds 100 thousand tons rice for stock in September-March. It means about 15 thousand tons per month will be provided through market operation or Supply Availability and Price Stabilization (KPSH).
His side also orders additional 40 tons rice from his cooperation with farmers in South Sulawesi.
"Current rice stock at Tjipinang Rice Central Market is above 50 thousand tons. It is still normal," he asserted.
According to him, Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan has instructed him to maintain food price and food supply stabilization.
"So, resident shouldn't be worried since rice supply in Jakarta is still maintained through his programs," he said.