BANDUNG-The government targets to succeed in self-sufficiency in salt and will not import salt in 2020. It was said by Coordinating Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture Luhut B Panjaitan in Gedung Sate, Tuesday (16/1/2018).
"Salt is now targeted not import by 2020, so far taking care of the salt is not holistic, it will be changed, all must be related," he said.
He asserted, the government will be very serious to handle the national salt production, either for industrial or household purposes. Lands that are controlled by large salt players will be evaluated and, if necessary, efforts will be made to land unemployed again.
"There is a 4000 hectare salt area for 15 years, but it will not work, we will clear the land, Cali later we will take care of the local government," he said.
To support it, the government is actively building ports, including building in West Java region.
"Seaport we wake up, because it is necessary to send the goods, I must emphasize the road, if there is a hamper and we take care of everything, do not play games," jelasnya.jo