Minister confirms distribution of 500 tons of MinyaKita to Java

Bekasi, West Java – Some 500 tons of cooking oil placed in PT Bina Karya Prima’s MinyaKita storage unit in Marunda, here, were distributed to regions in Java Island, Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan stated.

“They have been delivered. We will exhaust the supply for Java first,” the minister remarked after sending off the export of a small and medium enterprise product here, Friday.

Java’s regions of Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, and East Java are chiefly prioritized for the distribution of the subsidized affordable bulk cooking oil product MinyaKita.

On Tuesday, he conducted an impromptu inspection of PT Bina Karya Prima’s MinyaKita storage unit in Marunda, here.

During the visit, he found 555 thousand liters, or around 500 tons, of MinyaKita products that had been packaged and were ready to be distributed.

Based on this finding, the minister pressed for the prompt distribution of the MinyaKita products to meet the market demand.

The Ministry of Trade has increased the MinyaKita supply, from 300 thousand tons per month to 450 thousand tons per month from February to April.

This is undertaken as a precautionary measure against rising market demand ahead of the 2023 Ramadhan on March and Eid al-Fitr on April.

These MinyaKita and bulk oil products can only be obtained through traditional markets, with a purchase cap of 10 kilograms per person and per day.

This step aims to prevent the scarcity of cooking oil intended for the underprivileged population.

According to Circular Letter No. 3 of 2023 on Community Cooking Oil Sales, the bundling mechanism cannot be used for MinyaKita sales or be sold with other products.

Moreover, the product’s highest retail price (HET) cannot exceed more than Rp14 thousand per liter.

On the occasion, Hasan also stressed that a personal identification card is no longer required for purchasing MinyaKita.

Source: Antara News

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