InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita emphasized that the government keeps trying to fulfill the people’s daily needs and keeps stabilizing the price, namely in fasting days, and heading to Idul Fitri 2018. One thing to do is by making ‘Bazar Ramadan’. He told this when inaugurating the event on Monday (4/6) around the office of Ministry of Trade, Jakarta Pusat.
“’Bazar Ramadan’ is part of series to stabilize the daily needs price during the fasting days and heading to Idul Fitri. This could be done in partnership with the stakeholders. It is hoped, ‘Bazar Ramadan’ could directly influence the people namely those who really need it,” Enggartiasto said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Monday (4/5/2018)
He also mentioned, Ministry of Trade has been making some strategic efforts to maintain the stock and stabilize the price during the period, such as, making dialogue with the stakeholders, facilitating the MoU about the price, making regulation, and coordinating with other ministries.
“Everything is to make the females smile heading to Idul Fitri, and the moslems could intensively pray to the Almighty for they could buy the daily needs within stable price,” he said.
Meanwhile, General Director of Domestic Trade, Ministry of Trade, Tjahya Widayanti in his report said that the ‘Bazar Ramadan’ is done in four locations, they are, in the Headquarter of Ministry of Trade on 4-7 June 2018, in the office of Directorate of Quality Standard and Control, Ciracas on 6-7 June 2018, in the office of Directorate of Metrology Bandung on 30-31 May 2018, in the office of Metrology Natural Resource Development Cihanjuang on 28-29 May 2018.
‘Bazar Ramadan’ is in cooperation with the stakeholders to provide the daily needs such as, rice, sugar, cooking oil, flour, meat (cow and hen) and eggs; and processed food and drink, modern retails that provide daily needs, and the small business developed by Ministry of Trade. Those goods are sold cheaper from those in the markets.
“70% of the goods in ‘Bazar Ramadan’ cover the daily needs for the people, such as, rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil, meat, eggs, chili, union, and others, and 30% are the products produced by the small busieness,” Tjahya said.
‘Bazar Ramadan’ is joined by 51 stakeholders that make 47 stands. They consist of 25 daily needs stakeholders, 9 processed daily needs stakeholders, 7 retailers as the members of APRINDO, and 10 food smallholder businessmen.
In the 2017 bazaar, the turnover of the selling reached Rp 3,13 billion during the ten day – event within the average participants reaching 1000 men per day. (T2)