Friday, December 3, 2010

Indonesia will Import 250,000 Tons of Rice


Indonesia will add as much as 250,000 tons of rice imports to ensure food security in the country, as said by Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa, after opening the "Indonesian Palm Oil Conference and Outlook 2011," in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday (02/12/2010), respond to question reporters about the government's plan to import rice from Thailand. "Yes there is the additional 250,000 tons more. Details please asked to Bulog," he said.

Import is in addition of previous imports amounted to 600,000 tons.

Added, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Marine, Diah Maulida said that rice to import to Bulog it will import from Thailand with the outbreak of the kind of premium rice (broken) five percent. "Not exactly 250,000 tons, but close to it," se did not give the exact figure the amount of rice imports by Indonesia.

She asserted that these imports are in addition to the previous rice imports of 600,000 tons, which had already in Indonesia. The price of rice to be imported, the recognition is more expensive, because it included the category of premium rice. Diah said that if imports would realized by the end of this year, then the total rice imports reached 850,000 tons.