President Jokowi inspects traditional market in Bandarlampung

President Jokowi inspects traditional market in Bandarlampung

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). (ANTARA/Wahidin)

Bandarlampung (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inspected the Pasar Gudang Lelang traditional market in Teluk Betung, Bandarlampung City,  on Thursday.

During his visit to the traditional market, Jokowi greeted the traders and local residents there and evaluated the condition of the market for 1.5 hours.

Various basic necessities, such as vegetables and fruits are sold at the traditional market.

A place for auctioning fish called TPI is located some 200 meters away. Therefore, the traditional market is also popularly known as Pasar Ikan or fish market.

President Jokowis government has planned to revitalize some five thousand traditional markets across the country until 2019.

The program has been running well and will continue until 2019.

In 2015, the government had revitalized 1,010 traditional markets. The number of traditional markets that were up for revitalization in 2015 had reached 1,017, but seven of them cancelled their proposals.
(Uu.A014/INE/KR-BSR/F001)

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