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Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Optimistic on Timely Ship Assistance Distribution

VOI NEWS 12.08.2017, 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7

Directorate General of Capture Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, will again build 1000 units of fishing vessels as assistance from the government for fishermen with total budget reached 510.6 billion rupiah. The ship consists of various sizes of gross tonnage. It was stated by Director General of Capture Fisheries, Sjarief Widjaja in a press statement in Jakarta, Friday (11/8). Sjarif is optimistic that the distribution of vessel assistance will be received by fishermen on time before 31 December 2017.

"Last June, July, we have completed all of our auctions. Our contract is finished, so the progress has started, even we can see the result.  This is the progress, I guess. The Director General of Capture Fisheries this year is really remarkable, because it completed 700 ships in 2016, plus this year a thousand ships. So we are able to complete 1,700 ships this year. We tried to complete it last year, and now in 2017 we are finishing as well," he said.

Sjarif Widjaja admitted the procurement mechanism of fishing boats by e-catalog last year slowed the production. Therefore, Sjarif said this year the procurement of vessels will be conducted through e-catalog combined with public auction so that it will be realized quickly. The aid ships will be distributed to 265 cooperatives spread across 130 districts and 29 provinces.////(kbrn/edit r)



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