Asia One There will be sufficient food stocks for Ramadhan, according to Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman, suggesting that food prices will remain stable during the Islamic fasting month. via The Jakarta Post/ANN
have coordinated with heads of local markets to decide that the
available stock of red chilies will be between 140 and 150 tons per day
and 80 to 90 tons per day of shallots," Andia said as quoted by Antara
after an unannounced inspection at Kramat Jati wholesale market in
Jakarta on Monday.
'The available stock of rice at Cipinang
wholesale market, the minister added, would reach 3,500 tons per day
during Ramadhan, far higher than the usual 2,500 tons.
'"At Terong Market in Makassar
and local markets in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, and North Sulawesi,
before we carried out an inspection here, the prices were stable, thank
God. Food supplies in those areas are sufficient ahead of Ramadhan," he
'Andi said he had inspected a number of markets to monitor
the available supply of foodstuffs including rice, shallots and red