InfoSAWIT, BELITUNG –Head of Karantina Pertanian,Pangkalpinang, Saifudin Zuhri said that the export from the sistem otomasi perkarantinaan, IQFAST in his region in 2018 showed that 325 Phytosanitary Certificate(PC) for pepper, rubber, and palm oil were published within the values about Rp 771,9 billion. In January to April 2019, the published PC for pepper had been published for 68 times within the total volume 638 tons or about Rp. 38,2 billion to 14 countries.
“31 PC for the processed rubber to China within the total 5.725 tons or equal to Rp. 157,4 billion; 14 PC for processed palm oil to China and 226 PC to Vietnam within the total 49,4 tons or equal to Rp. 427,9 billion. The significant increasing exports happened in the first quarter in 2019,” he said.
Meanwhile Vice Governor, Abdul Fatah accompanied by the related officials and the agribusiness stakeholders released the exports and appreciated the work of Ministry of Agriculture through Karantina Pertanian Pangkalpinang that supervised the mainstay commodity from the province to many countries.
“We do hope that the central government, in this case, Ministry of Agriculture could give special attention to the sub-sector of plantation in the province. Return the glory of the agriculture from Bangka Belitung,” he said.
He also asked the stakeholders namely in palm oil to make breakthrough and innovation. Palm oil plays important role to increase the income of the smallholders and the villagers.
“Palm oil industries support the exports of derivatives to make exchange for the country,” he said.(T2)