Joko Widodo pledges to increase fisheries factories

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has pledged to increase the number of fisheries factories in an attempt to increase the stability of the prices of agricultural-fisheries-plantation commodities.

Likewise, in the plantation sector, the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin pair emphasized the importance of downstreaming to export semi-finished goods.

“Going forward, both in agriculture-fisheries are downstreaming. We will build as many fisheries factories as possible to export semi-finished commodities,” he stated.

In relation to social welfare, the Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin pair prepared three card programs to promote the social welfare of Indonesians.

The three cards include the Indonesia Smart Card (KIP), Pre-Employment Card and Affordable Staple Foods Card.

“In terms of social welfare, we have the Indonesia Smart Card (KIP). We hope for all children, especially those from poor families, can have access to higher education with this card,” Jokowi said.

He said that the Pre-Employment Card will be issued so that the government can organize training, both inside and outside the country for high school graduates and those who have been dismissed from their workplace (PHK).

“There will also be the Affordable Staple Foods Card that will allow women to buy staple foods at discounted prices,” he noted.

Source: ANTARA News