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Indonesia: Luhut says China is willing to develop agriculture in Central Kalimantan

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Published Apr 22, 2024

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China has committed to providing rice technology to Indonesia to support agricultural development in Central Kalimantan, with the project set to commence in October 2024. This agreement was reached during the 4th High Level Dialogue and Cooperation Mechanism (HDCM) RI–PRC Meeting in Labuan Bajo, as part of efforts to achieve rice self-sufficiency in Indonesia. The initiative will cover up to 1 million hectares of land, managed by Perum Bulog, aiming to enhance food security and attract young professionals to the agricultural sector, as announced by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan revealed that China is willing to develop agriculture in Central Kalimantan by providing rice technology. China will start this project in October 2024. “We (Indonesia) asked them (China) to provide their rice technology, where they have been very successful in becoming self-sufficient. They are willing," said Luhut as monitored via his official Instagram account luhut.pandjaitan in Jakarta, Sunday (22/4/2024). This agreement is one of the results of the 4th High Level Dialogue and Cooperation Mechanism (HDCM) RI–PRC Meeting in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Friday (19/4/2024). Luhut said that the next step that Indonesia must take is to look for local partners to work together in developing agriculture in Indonesia. "We just have to look for a local partner to build it in Central Kalimantan, because the land from ancient times already has up to 1 million hectares," he ...
Source: Republika
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