Three-month buffer for Selangor’s food supply

TANJONG KARANG: The food supply stock in Selangor should be sufficient for at least three months in the event of a disaster including the dry season, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

He said the store for food stocks, being built in the north of Selangor, is expected to be used to store carbohydrate and protein-based food such as rice and chicken.

“Upon completion of this project, Selangor will have food security for up to three months. This means that if there is war and rice cannot be imported and so on, we will still have food supplies.

“Selangor will be the only state in Malaysia that will have food security for three months without interference from any party,” he said when met after opening the Madani Cheapest Sale Expo here yesterday.

He said the three-month buffer is relevant for Selangor considering the state’s population of about seven million people, Bernama reported.

In a related development, Amirudin said that the state government is working towards integrating Jualan Ehsan Rakyat (JER), a state government initiative designed to alleviate financial burdens, with the Madani Cheapest Sales programme.

Such an integration would offer additional advantages to the public, enabling them to shop more affordably, similar to the JER initiative carried out through collaboration with the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry.

“I will engage in discussions with the National Action Council on Cost of Living (Naccol) and Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation to explore a more effective approach,” he added.

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