People Flock to Cheap Market at Lokbin Susukan
Reported by Nurito | Translated by Maria Inggita
East Jakarta Industry Trade Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (PPKUKM) Sub-agency, opened a cheap market and sold affordable cooking oil at Lokbin Susukan (coached location), Ciracas, Friday (1/14).
We sell cooking oil at Rp 14,000 per liter, that is cheaper than the market which reaches Rp 20,000 to Rp 21,000 per liter
East Jakarta PPKUKM Sub-agency Head, Parulin Tampubolon said, 3,000 liters of packaged cooking oil were sold as an effort to stabilize the market price.
"We sell cooking oil at Rp 14,000 per liter, that is cheaper than the market which reaches Rp 20,000 to Rp 21,000 per liter," he explained.Food Station Launches Organo Rice and New Packaging for Cooking Oil
According to him, each person could only buy a maximum of two liters of cooking oil. The number of people who shopped according to the quota was around 1,500. It was only dedicated to people with Jakarta ID card and had registered online.
"This is only held for one day," he stated.
To avoid crowd, he involved urban village and sub-district apparatuses assisted by personnel from the provider, PT Sinar Mas Group, to manage the queue of residents.
Uswatun (42), a resident of Susukan admitted that it was very helpful. She hoped, it could be held routinely, as long as cooking oil price in the market is still high.
"With this cheap market, I hope cooking oil price can return to normal as before," she hoped.