JAKARTA (Yosefardi) – To address inflation sources in regions, central government, local governments and Bank Indonesia (BI) held a coordinating meeting on Friday (12/2) in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

The first agreement focuses on local inflation control coordination to ensure staple food supply availability for people and optimize cattle ship usage.

The second is strengthening agriculture intensification to increase agriculture productivity.

The third is stipulating an institution that is responsible for food logistics management.

The fourth is accelerating improvement of food infrastructure logistics system to reduce cost and increasing efficiency of inter-regions trade.

The fifth is improving agriculture COMMODITY TRADE chain by cutting the distribution chain to balance the profit received by sellers and farmers.

The sixth is developing food diversification, specifically by increasing local food consumption through several education programs and socializations to public.

The seventh is strengthening commitment of both central and local governments regarding regional inflation, especially by increasing the role of Inflation Control Team (TPI) and Regional Inflation Control Teams (TPID) and stipulating price stability program as a part of Government Work Plan (RKP) and Local Government Work Plan (RKPD).

The eighth is optimizing expenditure absorption in ministries/institutions and absorption of Local Government Budget (APBD) to be coupled with steps to strengthen the capability of financial management in Regional Work Units (SKPD).

The ninth is accelerating power plant development in regions, especially in regions having electricity deficit, such as West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.

The last is supporting People’s BUSINESS Credit’s (KUR) distribution by preparing the list of KUR debtor candidates conducted by local governments in collaboration with related banking and ministries, which will be listed in the Debtor Information System (SID) of KUR.