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President Releases Agricultural Exports to 61 Countries Virtually

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JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo on Saturday (14/8/2021) released agricultural commodity exports virtually from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java. The exports are carried out simultaneously from 17 Indonesian export gates and will be sent to 61 export destination countries.

“Today we will export agricultural commodities simultaneously from 17 export gates through airports and seaports in various regions in Indonesia as a momentum to strengthen Indonesian agricultural commodity exports and mark the revival of the national economy in the midst of a pandemic,” the President said in his remarks.

In his report, the Minister of Agriculture (Mentan) Syahrul Yasin Limpo explained that the total value of exports in the activity entitled Free Agricultural Exports in 2021 reached Rp7.29 trillion.

“Exports that will be released on this occasion are 627.4 million tons, the value is Rp. 7.29 trillion, including the first commodity for plantations 564.6 million tons, food crops 4.3 million tons, horticulture 7.2 million tons, livestock 4 0.0 million tons, and several other commodities,” said the Minister of Agriculture who was present at Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya.

The agricultural exports will be sent to a number of export destination countries such as China, the United States, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, England, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and several other countries.

The 17 Indonesian export gates that are the place for the simultaneous release of agricultural commodity exports are:

1. Kariangu Sea Port, Balikpapan;
2. Tanjung Perak Sea Port, Surabaya;
3. Dumai Seaport, Pekanbaru;
4. Long Sea Port, Bandar Lampung;
5. Belawan Seaport, Medan;
6. Tanjung Priok Seaport, Jakarta;
7. Boom Baru Seaport, Palembang;
8. Batu Ampar Sea Port, Batam;
9. Soekarno Hatta Airport, Banten;
10. Tanjung Mas Seaport, Semarang;
11. Soekarno Hatta Seaport, Makassar;
12. Trisakti Seaport, Banjarmasin;
13. Talang Duku Port, Jambi;
14. Teluk Bayur Port, Padang;
15. Port of Tanjung Balai Asahan;
16. Dwikora Seaport, Pontianak; and
17. Bitung Seaport, Manado.

On this occasion, President Joko Widodo also appreciated the farmers and all agricultural people who have played a major role in meeting the food needs of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, appreciation is also given for increasing exports of Indonesian agricultural products

“I would like to express my appreciation, highest appreciation to the farmers, breeders, planters, agribusiness actors, and other agricultural stakeholders who during the pandemic have worked hard, not only to meet the food needs of the community, but have also succeeded increase exports of agricultural products,” said the Head of State. (Red)

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