Minister Thohir ensures rice stocks to suffice until Eid al-Fitr

Minister Thohir ensures rice stocks to suffice until Eid al-Fitr

State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir while visiting the Bulog rice warehouse in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Wednesday (4/3/2020). Antara/Aji Cakti/ak

The figure is expected to remain stable, but we cannot say exactly how many since it had not occurred
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir has ensured that the stocks of rice are safe to fulfill the demand until the Eid al-Fitr festivities amid the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

"The rice stocks are safe and quite adequate," Thohir remarked here on Wednesday.

The rice stocks currently reach almost 1.65 million tons for all of Indonesia, the minister revealed.

Speaking in connection with the exact quantity of rice stock when the harvest period sets in, the SOEs minister expressed optimism that the figure would be stable.

"The figure is expected to remain stable, but we cannot say exactly how many since it had not occurred," Thohir stated during a visit to the Bulog Rice warehouse in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.

SOEs Minister Thohir conducted a direct inspection of the state logistics board (Bulog's) warehouse on Wednesday (Mar 4) to check and ensure the food stock amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

The minister checked the stock and quality of rice stored in the Bulog warehouse.

President Director of Bulog Budi Waseso and his officer accompanied Thohir while checking the stock and quality of rice at Bulog's warehouse.
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