Jakarta exports 61.2 thousand tons of agricultural commodities

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – Deputy Governor of Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria saw off the shipment of 61.2 thousand tons of agricultural commodities, worth Rp906.14 billion, at the Tanjung Priok Port, North Jakarta, on Friday.

Patria lauded the exports of the commodities to several countries by PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JITC), considering that the agricultural sector is one of the mainstays of income for Indonesia apart from taxes, minerals, and coal.

The agricultural field continues to grow amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2021, exports of agricultural commodities will take place concurrently at 34 export gates across Indonesia. The export volume was recorded at 1.36 million tons, worth Rp. 14.4 trillion, to 124 destination countries.

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“This is certainly successful because of the support from various sectors,” he affirmed.

Information related to agricultural commodities received in the international market should be disseminated, so that those in areas with good work ethics in agriculture can know what to produce, he explained.

The deputy governor also invited all stakeholders to work together in realizing sustainable and global agriculture.

Also present at the export shipment event were Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General Fadil Imran and the Tanjung Priok Agricultural Quarantine Head Hasrul. 

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