InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Minister of Trade, Muhammad Lutfi confirmed that closed loop distribution system of bulk palm cooking oil for the people in economic price hit the target. Ministry of Trade noted, there have been more than ten thousand spots of bulk palm cooking oil retailers and the numbers would be more.
He told that when directly seeing Pasar Kampung Ambon, East Jakarta, Tuesday (7/6) morning. He was with General Director of Domestic Trade, Ministry of Trade, Oke Nurwan.
“We saw the supply and knew the price from Program Minyak Goreng Curah Rakyat in the closed loop distribution system in Pelaku Usaha Jasa Logistik dan Eceran (PUJLE). In the past two weeks, bulk palm cooking oil for the people now reaches 10 thousand retailers, including 1o thousand spots which were decided. Ministry of Trade planned to escalate the numbers to be 30 thousand retailers in 10 thousand spots in the markets,” Minister Lutfi said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
He also said, every bulk palm cooking oil distribution segment runs based on digital application. The process is monitored in real time. “It is in real time. The government knew what the obstacle or the distribution is,” he said.
He continued, the distribution is in coordination with Indonesian Police Food Taskforce, The Attorney, and Army. “That is why we want that every stakeholder in palm cooking oil governance obeys the regulation. This is about to confirm the supply and economic price in the society,” he said.
Program Minyak Goreng Curah untuk Rakyat (MGCR) provides bulk palm cooking oil from the allocation of domestic market obligation (DMO) to the people at Rp 14.000/liter or Rp 15.500/kg. The program involves crude palm oil (CPO) producers as palm cooking oil material supplier, palm cooking oil producers as bulk palm cooking oil suppliers, businessmen in PUJLE, the distributors in Sistem Informasi Minyak Goreng Curah (SiMIRAH), retailers, and exporters.
The program is regulated in the Regulation of Minister of Trade Number 33 / 2022 about the Governance of Bulk Palm Cooking Oil for the People or Program Minyak Goreng Curah Rakyat (MGCR) to optimize its distribution which started on 23 May 2022. (T2)