InfoSAWIT, GORONTALO - In “Gebyar Ekspor Tutup tahun 2021” at Terminal Peti Kemas Pelabuhan Laut Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Friday (31/12/2021), there were agricultural exports (palm oil) for about 24.000 Kg or about Rp 455 million to Russia.
The event was the closing export in this year from many regions in Indonesia. It was released by Minister of Agriculture, Syahrul Yasin Limpo and Indonesian Police Chief General Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo.
Governor of Gorontalo, Rusli Habibie in his speech took the people of Indonesia particularly in Gorontalo to return the glory of agricultural commodities. He thought, for many years ago until now, Indonesia has kinds of spices, such as, clove, nutmeg, turmeric, coconut, coffee, cocoa. Everything grows well in our country. The point is that Indonesia has kinds of agricultural products.
“In Gorontalo itself, most of the people are farmers. In Covid-19 pandemic, agricultural sectors, can be said, have no much influence. Pandemic happens in factories, textile and others. Many labors are unemployed. The point is that in every year, we could do export to activate our economy, namely in agriculture from this province,” he said, as in the official page of Gorontalo Province.
Head of Balai Karantina Pertanian Kelas II Gorontalo, M. Sharir said, 24.000 Kg of crude palm oil exported to Russia were in quarantine to confirm that the exports are free from pests and disease and passed release Phyto Sanitary as health guarantee and export conditions.
“But it needs to get restuffing at Laut Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya. The plan to export coconut flour in 2021 from Gorontalo would be to Poland, United States of America, French, Germany, Russia, Egypt, and Spain,” he said.
Rencana ekspor tepung kelapa year old FFB is 2021 Provinsi Gorontalo menargetkan negara Polandia, USA, Perancis, Jerman, Rusia, Mesir, dan Spanyol sebagai tujuan ekspor,” paparnya.
Gebyar ekspor of 2021 reached 1,3 million tons or about Rp 14,4 billion. They were from agricultural products in national scale and exported to 124 countries. It was broadcasted online, connected to 33 export exits with the escort from Technical Unit of Badan Karantina Pertanian in each region. (T2)