Govt wants Riau Islands to be main supplier of vegetables, fruits to Singapore

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Govt wants Riau Islands to be main supplier of vegetables, fruits to Singapore

The government is planning to make Riau Islands the main supplier of vegetables and fruits to Singapore.

“Singapore needs thousands of tons of vegetables, fruits and other goods. Why not supply them from this place, which is only 45 minutes away from Singapore?” President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Sunday while addressing a Cabinet meeting in Riau Islands capital of Tanjungpinang.

The meeting, aimed at boosting the development in Riau Islands which is planned to be a new economic hub in Indonesia, was also attended by a number of high-ranking provincial officials.

The President revealed that he had assigned a number of Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) researchers to develop agricultural products fit to grow in the province.

He also asked local officials to include the opening of land to support the program in their spatial planning, Antara reported.
<span style="font-size: 14pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Govt wants Riau Islands to be main supplier of vegetables, fruits to Singapore</span></span><br /> <br /> The government is planning to make Riau Islands the main supplier of vegetables and fruits to Singapore.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Singapore needs thousands of tons of vegetables, fruits and other goods. Why not supply them from this place, which is only 45 minutes away from Singapore?&rdquo; President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Sunday while addressing a Cabinet meeting in Riau Islands capital of Tanjungpinang.<br /> <br /> The meeting, aimed at boosting the development in Riau Islands which is planned to be a new economic hub in Indonesia, was also attended by a number of high-ranking provincial officials.<br /> <br /> The President revealed that he had assigned a number of Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) researchers to develop agricultural products fit to grow in the province.<br /> <br /> He also asked local officials to include the opening of land to support the program in their spatial planning, Antara reported.<br />
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This is a very good econmy booster for Riau. I have a few concerns on this matter though.

Will this cause a price increase for local fruits and vegetables in Batam or Riau?

it is all good to make money and help other countries but what about all of the Indonesians who are living below the poverty line and have no food. Who is supporting these poeple?

Batam is already 90% cleared of all its forest and this will have an effect on the ecology and environment by clearing what little land is left for this use.
This is a very good econmy booster for Riau. I have a few concerns on this matter though.<br /> <br /> Will this cause a price increase for local fruits and vegetables in Batam or Riau?<br /> <br /> it is all good to make money and help other countries but what about all of the Indonesians who are living below the poverty line and have no food. Who is supporting these poeple?<br /> <br /> Batam is already 90% cleared of all its forest and this will have an effect on the ecology and environment by clearing what little land is left for this use.
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