JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, asked the public not to worry about the stock of cheap cooking oil.
According to him, cooking oil with the highest retail price policy of Rp 14,000 is widely available.
Airlangga Hartarto explained that in early February the government will set prices for selling cooking oil.
"The price as of February 1, 2022, which is set by the government at Rp 14,000 per liter for premium ones, Rp 13,500 for simple packing, and Rp 11,500 for bulk, is expected to continue to be distributed," said Airlangga Hartarto.
"So there's no need to be afraid of running out of stock," he added.
According to him, after the one-price policy set by the government, the price of cooking oil circulating in the market will decrease gradually.
"It's [a gradual process], as of February 1, it will be rolled out [eventually]. Yes, step by step, and hopefully tomorrow some of it will be ready," said Airlangga Hartarto.
"Yes, of course some have 'finished' the stock, then they can start with new stock," he said, as quoted by Pikiran-Rakyat.com from ANTARA on January 30, 2022.
With the policy on the highest retail price of cooking oil that has been set, he said, people are expected not to fight over it.
Because, according to him, if that happens it can create a shortage of stock.
The cooking oil's maximum retail price is to be applied for bulk sales to premium packaging and is planned to take effect on February 1, 2022.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Menko Airlangga Hartarto Pastikan Stok Minyak Goreng Banyak, Masyarakat Diminta Jangan Khawatir Kehabisan".