Jakarta: The Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, inaugurated the Jakgrosir building which was built on an area of 3,300 square meters (m2) with a building area of 492 m2. The building is the first of its kind built in the Kepulauan Seribu Administrative District.
Jakgrosir is a manifestation of the main capitals inflation control strategy implemented by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Inflation Control Team. Anies hopes Jakgrosir can boost economic growth in Kepulauan Seribu.
"Please help monitor the situation Mr. Regent, the UMKM Office, to be able to help ensure economic growth here is running healthier with the existence of this Jakgrosir," Anies said on Tidung Besar Island, Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Anies said the presence of Jakgrosir could control the price of basic necessities in Kepulauan Seribu. Considering the price of basic necessities such as food in Kepulauan Seribu is higher compared to other regions in Jakarta.
Perumda Pasar Jaya Managing Director Arief Nasrudin said that traders can get goods at cheap prices and compete in Jakgrosir.
"This is how the price can be controlled so that people on the island can be safeguarded," he said.