Not Only in Java, Palm Cooking Oil Must Be Distributed

Not Only in Java, Palm Cooking Oil Must Be Distributed

Biro Humas Kemendag

Palmoilmagazine, DONGGALA – Minister of Trade, Zulkifli Hasan (Zulhas) emphasized, daily needs distribution should not be in Java only. He thought, daily needs distribution should cover every region in Indonesia.

He said that when visiting Pasar Toaya, District of Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province, Wednesday (29/6/2022). From the official statement that Palmoilmagazine got, his visit was about to confirm palm cooking oil is at the highest retail price (HRP) at Rp 14.000 per liter, as the government regulated.

“I was from Jakarta at 2 a.m and arrived in Donggala in the down to make sure that palm cooking oil is at HRP or more expensive,” Minister Zulhas said.

He officially inaugurated three traditional markets which the center was in Pasar Toaya. He discussed with the sellers and knew that palm cooking oil is stable, at Rp 14.000/liter.

“After directly seeing at Pasar Toaya  I am happy that it is at HRP. But the branded packages are different, based on the economic values. One thing for sure, the government confirmed, cheap bulk palm cooking oil would always be available for the people,” he said.

At Pasar Toaya, he found that the sellers are creative to package bulk palm cooking oil in plastic bottles. It was old at Rp 14.500 per liter. Rp 500 from HRP is only the cost to package in plastic bottle.

“Rp500 is the price of the bottle while palm cooking oil is still Rp 14.000/liter. In order not to get more burden, the sellers should prepare their own package. The government would prepare simple packaged palm cooking oil in standards but the selling price should be remaining at Rp 14.000 per liter. It is ‘Minyakita’,” he said.


Inaugurate Three Traditional Markets

In his visit, Minister Zulhas officially inaugurated three traditional markets in District of Donggala. They were Pasar Labean, Pasar Ogoamas, and Pasar Sioyong. 

It was centered at Pasar Toaya, where he visited and saw palm cooking oil distribution and daily needs.

“I saw the daily needs price at Pasar Toaya, and inaugurated three traditional markets in Donggala which Ministry of Trade helped, they are, Pasar Rakyat Labean, Ogoamas, and Sioyong,” he said.

Pasar Labean is the traditional markets which was built by using the fund and tugas pembantuan (TP) from Ministry of Trade in 2021 which the cost reached Rp 6 billion. Pasar Labean now constructed on 900 meter - square with the building reaching about 500 meter - square. Pasar Labean has 40 shops and seven los that can be occupied by 128 sellers.  The commodities to sell are, daily and important goods, and cloths.

Pasar Ogoamas was built by the fund from TP in Ministry of Trade in 2017 that reached Rp 6 billion. Laying on about 850 meter – square and the building at 500 meter – square. This traditional market can be occupied by 117 sellers, has 32 shops and seven los. The commodities sold there is daily needs and cloths.

Pasar Sioyong was built by using the fund from TP Ministry of Trade in 2019 that spent about Rp 6 billion, on a 1.500 meter – square within the building reaching 500 meter - square. It is occupied by 128 sellers, has 40 shops and eight los. The commodities to sell are daily needs and cloths too. (T5)


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