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Central Java Governor Proposes Semarang Port to Become a Horticultural Port

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(Berita Daerah – Semarang) Governor of Central Java (Central Java) Ganjar Pranowo participated in the release of agricultural commodity exports from Central Java Province, at the Tanjung Emas Port Container Terminal, Semarang, Saturday (14/8). The event was also attended virtually by President Joko Widodo and Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo.

In the export release event, Central Java Province released agricultural commodity exports worth Rp 400 billion to 36 countries. These commodities consist of the plantation sector, such as nutmeg, coffee beans, palm oil, brown sugar, and sheet rubber.

Regarding the increase in the export value of agricultural commodities, the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, proposed the Tanjung Emas Port in Semarang to become a horticultural port. The idea has been submitted, and is currently waiting for approval from the ministry.

“I’ve been writing letters for a while, how come it doesn’t go down and down. Coincidentally, when I met the Minister, I asked that the Semarang port be made a horticultural port. Just waiting for the signature of the minister. In that way, we hope that later our agricultural products can be exported from here,” said Ganjar Pranowo, quoted by the Central Java Province page, Saturday (14/8).

Ganjar explained, for exports from the food crop sector, there are edamame, porang, green beans, and corn flour. The next commodities from the horticulture sector are fern and ruscus leaves, okra, dried taro leaves, bonsai, jasmine flowers, cardamom, turmeric, and grass jelly leaves.

Ganjar added, apart from food products, there are also exports of fern leaves, jasmine flowers, all of which are beautiful and can be sold as well. Plantations in Central Java also have nutmeg and coffee. Swallow’s nest also has a stable price in the midst of these conditions.

Ganjar said that the exporter said that he had been doing this for five years. Then wood, edamame, and of course porang which are currently very good for the export market.

According to Ganjar, the high exports of the horticulture, plantation and food crop sectors prove that in this pandemic the economic condition is still growing, although the absorption of labor is still not optimal. This can be seen from the Merdeka Export program from the central government for a week with a value of Rp 7 trillion. This means that in a day the average value of Indonesia’s exports is Rp. 1 trillion.

Handi Fu / Journalist / BD
Editor: Handi Fu

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