Wednesday, 17 July 2019 | 17:43 WIB

2017, MMAF Successfully Builds Six Salt Warehouses

Illustration: Salt farmer.

JAKARTA, NNC - Six salt warehouses to store the people's production commodities were successfully built by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in 2017.

"The construction of six salt warehouses in six locations has been completed," said Director General of Sea Spatial Management at MMAF Brahmantya Satyamurti Poerwadi, Saturday (1/13/2018).

The MMAF has also implemented 2017 priority programs including collection of national salt data and Pugar (People's Salt Business Empowerment) program at 15 locations.

The six warehouses built in a number of locations in 2017 added to the six warehouses built in 2016.

The six warehouses for salt commodities built in 2017 are located in Brebes, Demak, and Rembang (all three in Central Java).

In addition, other new warehouses that were also built in the same year are in Sampang and Tuban located in East Java, as well as in Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara/NTT).

In 2016, warehouses for people's salt production have been built in Cirebon and Indramayu located in West Java, Pati (Central Java), Pamekasan (East Java), Bima (West Nusa Tenggara/NTB), and Pangkep (South Sulawesi).

Various warehouses built are using the Indonesian National Standardization (SNI). The budget allocated to build a warehouse with a capacity of about 2,000 tons can reach about IDR2 billion per warehouse.

In addition to the six warehouses, the Ministry has also built 10,385 meters of production road and distributed 489 thousand square meters of geomembranes in 14 regencies/cities.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti said she will increase salt area of 3,945 hectares to realize self-sufficiency of national consumption salt.

In a three-year explanation of Jokowi-JK's administration in Jakarta, October 18, 2017, Minister Susi said the additional salt area is obtained by utilizing idle land, among others in Kupang Regency, NTT.