Thursday, 24 July 2008

BI provides Rp70 billion in credits for farmers in West Sulawesi

Bank Indonesia (BI), the central bank, provided Rp 70 billion in credits for the agricultural sector in West Sulawesi province to support the farmers in marketing their produce. "BI provides the credits to support the farmers in the marketing of their produce in West Sulawesi," Head of the BI Makassar office Rijal Javara said after a meeting between banking circles and the West Sulawesi provincial administration in Mamuju on Friday. The meeting was attended by West Sulawesi Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh and a number of high-ranking officials of the provincial administration, as well as representatives of local banks. Javara said BI provides credits for the agriculturtal sector which are expected to overcome the problems facing the farmers in the marketing of their produce. Anwar Adnan Saleh during the meeting hoped for the support of banking circles to speed up the region's economic growth. (

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