Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin on Tuesday embarked on a working visit to Central Sulawesi Province to carry out various agendas, including inaugurating Kawasan Pangan Nusantara, or the Indonesian Food Zone.

The zone will serve as one of the government's concrete efforts to strengthen Indonesia's food resilience.

The vice president, accompanied by Second Lady Wury and his entourage, took off from the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base aboard the Indonesian Air Force's Boeing 737-400 Presidential Special Aircraft at 10:30 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time.

Amin will arrive at the Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport, Palu City, after a two-and-a-half-hour flight.

In Palu, the capital city of Central Kalimantan, VP Amin is scheduled to carry out several agendas, including attending the inauguration ceremony of the province's Regional Islamic Economy and Finance Committee (KDEKS).

The inauguration ceremony will take place in the office of the governor of Central Sulawesi.

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On the same day, the vice president will also open the National Coordination Meeting for Accelerating the Development of Disadvantaged Regions, during which he will hand over nine award certificates for efforts in developing disadvantaged regions to ministries, agencies, and regional governments.

Thereafter, the vice president is also scheduled to participate in the soft launch of Central Sulawesi as the Land of a Thousand Megaliths.

On Wednesday (October 4), the second day of his visit, VP Amin will head to Talaga Village in Donggala District to join the inauguration ceremony of Kawasan Pangan Nusantara. On the occasion, he will execute initial planting in the zone by planting a durian tree.

Furthermore, the VP is scheduled to return to Jakarta on the same day.

The vice president's entourage includes Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (PDTT) Minister Abdul Halim Iskandar and officials from the Vice Presidential Secretariat, including the secretariat's head Ahmad Erani Yustika.

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