SEPANG JUNE 7: The Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) Datuk Seri Dr. Donald Kiandee today visited two Controlled Fresh Markets (PST) of the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) namely Putrajaya MyFarm Outlet and FAMA Operation Centre Dengkil, Sepang, Selangor.
FAMA in its statement said, the aim of the visit is to observe the continuity of the food supply chain through PST and offers necessity products to the consumers especially local householders during the full closure of the economic and social sectors throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) total lockdown phase one effective 1st until 14th June 2021.
The statement added, PST is formed with the objective to give access choice to the customers to obtain necessities with five to 20 percent savings. Subsequently, PST serves as a marketing space for entrepreneurs to market their products throughout the implementation of MCO 3.0.
“MAFI takes several approaches to ensure the flow and continuity of the food supply chain including managing the food dumping issue among others via the implementation of PST in selected locations and operating following the standard operating procedure that has been set by the National Security Council (MKN).
“On the whole, 42 PST are in operation nationwide now with the sales worth RM18.90 million until 4th June 2021 involving 348 farmers and 6,879 entrepreneurs,” Donald Kiandee said in a statement here.
According to Donald Kiandee, PST will continue to operate throughout the MCO lockdown and every PST will have eight basic commodities including vegetables, fruits, fish, chicken, meat, and small medium industries’ products, retail products and food (take away). –Malaysia World News