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Rice imports to ease high prices

  • Stefani Ribka

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, January 13 2018 | 12:10 am

PREMIUM The government has finally allowed the importation of rice to ease the stubbornly high price of the staple food over the past two months.

Premium-grade rice totaling 500,000 tons will be sourced from major producing countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam, and is set to reach Indonesia late January through state-owned trading firm PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia.

The move has t...