Jakarta: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called for more comprehensive and coordinated management on the ground ahead of this year’s Eid Day.
“Management on the ground must be more comprehensive and coordinated both in Central and Regional Governments,” the President said during a Limited Meeting on the Preparation ahead of Eid Day 2019 at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Friday (3/5).
The Government, the President added, must also ensure availability and stability of basic commodity prices. Infrastructures of mudik (annual exodus ahead of Eid Al-Fitr) route, modes of transport should be ready and fuel stocks should be sufficient ahead of this year’s Eid Day, he added.
Nevertheless, President Jokowi expressed belief that the operation of Trans Java Toll Road that connects Merak and Probolinggo, as well as Trans Sumatra Toll Road that connects Bakauheni and Palembang will support the Eid exodus between regions or provinces.
The President also instructed the Indonesian National Police (Polri), Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) to collaborate to prevent any potential security and order disturbance during the fasting month of Ramadan so Muslims can pray in quiet, safe, and comfortable manners.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has announced that inflation stood at 0.44 percent month-to-month (mtm) and 2.83 percent year-on-year (yoy) in April 2019. Last month's inflation was primarily influenced by rising prices of spices.
According to the agency, shallot prices increased by 22.93 percent last month. It contributed 0.13 ppercent to the April inflation.
In the meantime, garlic prices increased by 35 percent last month. It contributed 0.9 percent to last month's inflation.