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Jokowi calls on fishermen to use low-interest loans wisely

Selasa 22 Jan 2019 20:00 WIB

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President Joko Widodo (center) meets representatives of Indonesian fishermen at State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (Jan 22).

President Joko Widodo (center) meets representatives of Indonesian fishermen at State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (Jan 22).

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Bank Mikro Nelayan provides a total of Rp132 billion loans for fishermen.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) met the representatives of Indonesian fishermen at the State Palace, here, on Tuesday. He reminded them to utilize low-interest loans wisely.

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"I think it is important for them to be used by fishermen as working capital, for investment by fishermen," the president stated.

During the meeting with fishermen, Jokowi was accompanied by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Chief of the Presidential Staff Moeldoko, and Coordinator of Presidential Special Staff Teten Masduki. Until now, loans totaling Rp132 billion provided by Bank Mikro Nelayan (Fishermen) has been utilized by fishermen and fishery businessmen.

Bank Mikro Nelayan has set a target of channeling a total of Rp975 billion to fishermen and fishery businessmen seeking low-interest loans. The bank provided loans, with a competitive interest, notably three percent, Jokowi stated.

"Please derive benefits from it. However, if you utilize the loans, do not forget to pay the installments. It is a must," the president added.

He reminded that the loans must not be used for consumptive spending. The meeting with President Jokowi at the palace was attended by some 300 fishermen representing fellow members from across the country.

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