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Independent Exports, President Jokowi Appreciates Agricultural Sector Achievements

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Simultaneous export of agricultural commodities from 17 main gates in 17 provinces reached 627,399 tons worth Rp7.29 trillion. “According to the President’s direction, investment and exports are key factors in accelerating national economic growth. We continue to encourage exports of agricultural products to various countries,” he said.

The Minister of Agriculture added that the Independent Exports activity was the implementation of various programs and policies of the Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan), especially the Three Times Exports Movement (GratiEks). This program is to accelerate exports of agricultural products and to mobilize provinces, districts/cities to accelerate exports.

Total exports released from the 17 main gates include plantation commodities of 564,550 tons, food crops 4,277 tons, horticulture 7,230 tons, livestock 4,013 tons and other commodities.

“We also initiate and encourage faster exports of agricultural products such as porang commodities, swiftlet nests, centipedes, maggots and other potential export commodities,” said Syahrul.

The release of Merdeka Export products, among others, at the Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya with a foreign exchange value of Rp. 1.3 trillion, Pontianak Dwikora Sea Port of Rp. 194.31 billion, Dumai Port of Rp. 1 trillion, Belawan Port of Medan, Rp. 431.6 billion, Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok Port of Rp. 435.1 billion and Tanjung Emas Semarang is more than Rp. 400 billion.

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