According to the press release, it has been indicated by the Governor TGH M Zainul Majdi has rejected rice imports from Vietnam. In this regards, he stated that I will not allow imported rice to enter West Nusa Tenggara and if imported rice is allowed to enter the province it will harm for local farmers because it will discourage them to plant rice.
Furthermore, in this regards, he also turned down a request from the state logistics board (Bulog) to designate Lembar port in West Lombok district as a transit point for 30 thousand tons of rice from Vietnam. Therefore, he told that I stress that I will not allow the unloading of imported rice from Vietnam at Lembar port, West Lombok. Further, he was surprised at the Bulogs decision to designate the port as a transit point for ships carrying imported rice from Vietnam.