PKS: Salt Import Policy Very Dilemmatic

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Saturday, April 14 2018 - 21:44 IWST

Salt Farmer
Salt Farmer - Jakarta - Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) president Mohamad Sohibul Iman said the policy of importing salt is a very dilemma because it is needed by various industries but also hitting people's salt production in various regions.

"We ask the government of President Jokowi to pay attention to his policy.The policy of importing salt is very dilemmatic," said Mohamad Sohibul Iman in a release received in Jakarta on Saturday (13/4/2018)

The PKS President expressed this when meeting with the salt farmers in Pecangaan Village, Batangan, Pati, Central Java, complaining about the salt import policy that had been decided.

For that, he said, the current government should be considered more serious in paying attention to the fate of farmers and salt farmers.

Moreover, he heard from salt farmers complaints that there is imported salt for industrial use but can also circulate in the market as salt consumption.

Sohibul Faith therefore wants industrial salt imports to be closely guarded by the government so that nothing is smuggled for consumption salt in the markets.

He argues that the current problem is the issue of productivity and the lack of land that can be empowered to meet the needs of salt each year.

Previously, as many as 10 salt processing industries committed to absorb salt production of 105 farmers in the country through the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Absorption of People's Salt.

News Comment

Today's Industry

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (16/06) inspected mass COVID-19 vaccination for workers in financial service sector held at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta

Kamis, 17 Juni 2021 - 20:10 WIB

President Jokowi Inspects Mass COVID-19 Vaccination for Workers in Financial Sector

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (16/06) inspected mass COVID-19 vaccination for workers in financial service sector held at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta.

Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah delivered a statement in the Presidential Office, Monday, (10/8). Photo by: BPMI

Kamis, 17 Juni 2021 - 19:00 WIB

Manpower Minister Tells Companies to Reinforce Health Protocols

Companies must continue to enforce strict health protocols in the workplace, particularly amidst the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in several regions, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah has…

President Jokowi inaugurates Indonesia’s Export Release to the Global Market online at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java (04/12/2020). (Photo by: Press Media and Information Bureau of Presidential Secretariat/Lukman)

Kamis, 17 Juni 2021 - 17:55 WIB

Indonesia Reports Upward Trend Economic Recovery

The Government has announced that Indonesia economic recovery will continue in line with the positive trend of exports and imports. For the record, Indonesia’s exports in May 2021 reached…

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Kamis, 17 Juni 2021 - 16:20 WIB

Indonesia Elected Member of ILO Governing Body

Indonesia has been chosen as a regular member of the Governing Body (GB) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the 2021-2024 period and will represent the Asia Pacific region along…

Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian. Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat

Kamis, 17 Juni 2021 - 15:40 WIB

Gov’t Extends Micro-Scale Restrictions to 28 June

The Government has decided to extend the implementation of Micro-Scale Activity Restrictions (PPKM Mikro) from 15 June to 28 June 2021.