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Jakarta Post

RI to team up with Myanmar, Cambodia

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 15 2012   /  08:53 am

The Indonesian government plans to strengthen agricultural cooperation with Myanmar and Cambodia as part of the effort to ensure food security in the ASEAN region.

Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa told reporters here on Wednesday that he had ordered Agricultural Minister Suswono to visit Myanmar and Cambodia to explore the possibility of opening State Logistics Agency (Bulog) branch offices in those countries.

“We hope that in the future, Bulog will not only ensure our food security, distribution, reserves and stabilization, but will also be able to take part on an international level,” Hatta said.

“Myanmar and Cambodia are well known as rice producers. With the establishment of Bulog and other state-owned enterprises in those countries, we are going to be able to conduct trading there while at the same time expanding our international network. Our f...