Asian Agri organised a cooking oil bazaar in conjunction with APRIL’s recent Fire Free Village Programme announcement on 28 July 2015 in Pangkalan Kerinci.
A total of 5,000 litres of cooking oil sold at a discounted rate of IDR 7,500 per litre (USD 0.56). This is below the market rate of up to IDR 13,000 per litre (USD 0.97).
The post-Hari Raya Idul Fitri bazaar attracted hundreds from the community in Riau, all waiting eagerly for the cooking oil (minyak goreng in Bahasa Indonesia or shortened to Migor).
Acting Riau Governor Arsyadjuliandi Rachman expressed his appreciation of Asian Agri’s socially responsible initiative to help people purchase quality cooking oil at affordable prices. He noted that bazaars like these also help the government alleviate cooking price inflation for the benefit of the wider community.