Agricom.id, EAST KALIMANTAN – Vice Minister of Agriculture, Harvick Hasnul Qolbi did check the fertilizer stocks in PT. Pupuk Kalimantan Timur or Pupuk Kaltim. He directly saw the process to the packaging.
He also believed that the stocks are in good condition to support the food production nationally. In addition, Pupuk Kaltim as the subsidiary of PT. Pupuk Indonesia really contributes to the agriculture in this country.
"Just like President Joko Widodo told, we do hope that the fertilizers could fulfill the agricultural production nationally,” he said, as in the official statement to Agricom.id, Wednesday (6/4).
He also promised to fight for the fertilizer factory construction in many numbers to reduce imports that haunt the farmers.
“I told to Commission IV Indonesian Legislators to construct fertilizer factories in many numbers. We have to boost exports more. If the farmers get better, automatically, the economy would be going forward in every village,” he said.
Director of PT. Pupuk Indonesia, Bakir Pasaman would be ready to work to fulfill the farmers’ hopes on the fertilizers in Indonesia. His side would do the best to increase the production capacity.
“As the executor to provide and distribute fertilizers, we know that it needs to increase the stocks. The capacity in our factory is about 14 million tons while the needs reach 32 juta tona. But we do guarantee that the fertilizer production in our factory is the best and we never steal the spec,” he said.
Director of PT. Pupuk Kalimantan Timur, Rahmat Pribadi thanked the visit of Vice Minister of Agriculture and Director of PT. Pupuk Indonesia. He is optimist that the fertilizer production could fulfill the farmers’ needs nationally.
“We are optimist that by the agro solution program, the agricultural productivity would be increasing and would be out of the policies that postpone every productivity progress. Alhamdulillah our production in the first line could reach 150 thousand tons. We do guarantee, the stocks are in good numbers,” he said. (A2)