800 Hectares Land FTZ Tanjungpinang Soon Grounded Maize

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, March 05 2018 - 20:00 IWST

Menteri Pertanian Amran Sulaiman panen jagung (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Menteri Pertanian Amran Sulaiman panen jagung (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Tanjungpinang - Corn seedlings are planned to be planted on an area of ​​800 hectares in Tanjung Moco, one of two free trade zones and Free Trade Zone in Tanjungpinang City, Riau Islands.

Head of FTZ Tanjungpinang, Den Yealta, confirmed by Antara in Tanjungpinang on Sunday (4/3/2018) confirmed that Tanjung Moco in Pulau Dompak is included in FTZ.

"I heard about the plan (corn farm)," he said.

He said the area in Tanjungpinang Moco that entered FTZ only about 1,200 hectares. In the Regional Spatial Plans already affirmed Tanjung Moco entered in FTZ. The construction of thought translated in the RTRW is certainly in accordance with the applicable regulations.

"Land used for agriculture does not belong to us, but land use should be in accordance with prevailing regulations," he said.

Previously, Riau Food and Animal Husbandry and Food Security Agency, Ahmad Izhar, said that the corn seeds to be given by Kepri Government to the farmer group in Tanjungpinang City will be planted in the former bauxite mining area.

The corn seeds will be planted in the former bauxite mine at Tanjung Moco, Tanjung Pinang.

"We will provide seeds of corn and fertilizer to farmer groups and farmers can work with landowners to develop the agricultural business," he said.

He said that the planting of corn pipel is better on the former bauxite mine. Therefore, the land used is 800 hectares in Tanjung Moco, Dompak Island.

"One hectare is allocated a budget of Rp1,450,000 for seeds, if the land is between the farmers' groups and the landowners," he said.

He said the work also involved Korem 033 / Wira Pratama. But not explained in detail what the contribution given to the Provincial Government of Kepri 033 / Wira Pratama.

Ahmad Izhar only informs Korem 033 / Wira Pratama provides the necessary agricultural and livestock tools.

"It is possible (cooperation between the Riau Islands Provincial Government and Korem 033), while rice farming in some areas may involve the army," he said.

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