Speed ​​up the second phase of rice aid distribution: from Papanas to Pulak

Awareness (aid delivery) must be maintained and we continue to encourage Bulog to collaborate with local governments to expedite delivery.

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The National Food Agency (PABANAS) has asked the State Logistics Agency (BULOK) to expedite the second phase of rice aid distribution, which was released in early May 2023.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Papanas Andrico Noto Susanto, Deputy III for Consumption Diversification and Food Security, said his party has urged Bulak to focus on maintaining government rice reserves (CBP).

He noted that CBP’s distribution has benefited the community to help maintain stability of food supply and prices during the 2023 Eid al-Fitr celebration observed on April 22.

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported an inflation rate of 4.33 percent year-on-year (yoy) in April 2023, a decline compared to the 4.97 percent yoy rate in March.

A Papanas official said the CBP stockpile of 10,214 tonnes at Pulok warehouse in Watts sub-district, Kulonbroko district, Yogyakarta province is sufficient.

During their visit with members of Commission IV of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR RI), „the realization of aid delivery must be maintained and we continue to encourage Bulog to cooperate with local governments to speed up delivery,” he said. Block warehouse.

The number of Beneficiary Households (KPM) receiving Rice Assistance in Yogyakarta Province is 379,441.

The first phase of aid distribution reached 100 percent by April 2023. Meanwhile, realization of Phase II reached 6 percent.

DPR Commission IV Chairman RI Sudin said the government’s efforts to meet the needs of the people are aimed at ensuring that the government’s efforts work well and stabilize food prices to improve the welfare of food business actors.

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Meanwhile, Director of Finance at Pulok Bagya Mulyanto said the agency will receive additional rice supplies in the next two weeks and will immediately distribute to the community in collaboration with several stakeholders.

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Translated by: Kuntum Rizwan, Yu Liman
Editor: Aziz Kurmala
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