Bulog asked to import beef soon

Rabu, 12 Juni 2013 | 08:50

Deputy Agriculture Minister Rusman Heriawan hoped Logistics Agency (Bulog) to import beef soon as Ramadan is less than a month away."Now the price of meat is still high at IDR85.000 to IDR90,000. They should be lower than that due to high demand in fasting month," said Rusman on Tuesday (6/11).

Agriculture Ministry targets beef price in range at IDR70.000 during the fasting month and Eid-al Fitr. One way to suppress the price of meat, Bulog will import 2,000 tons to 5,000 tons.

Throughout this year, beef imports reached 80,000 tons. However the market price is still high so Bulog authorized to import similar commodity.

Confirmed separately, Head of the East Java Regional Rusdianto Bulog said it has not received an order management and technical guidance beef imports. (c40/tw)

source http://en.bisnis.com