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Tom Bicknell

BY TOM BICKNELL

Tuesday 1st March 2011, 09:39 Hong Kong

Singapore vegetable push slated for Indonesia

Indonesia aims to increase its share of Singapore’s vegetable imports to 40 per cent by 2014

Singapore vegetable push slated for Indonesia

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Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa made the comments on Sunday after a visit to the country’s northern Riau Islands province with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, reported Antara News.

Mr Rajasa said the government had decided to develop horticultural production, particularly vegetables, in the island province to meet rising demand in nearby Singpore.

“By 2014 our vegetable exports to Singapore must reach more than 40 percent of its needs,” he said.

The government plans to establish a farm production centre in the Riau Islands, and President Yudhoyono has reportedly asked the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) to study varieties suitable for cultivation in the province.

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