TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government this year is set to distribute 3,450 fishing vessels. But the number decreases for next year, as the government will only distribute 2,833 units. The aid will be in a form of 1,883 3GT vessels, 500 5GT vessels, 200 10GT, 200 20GT vessels, and 50 30GT vessels.
"This is a priority from the Directorate General of Fishery in 2017," said Maritime Minister, Susi Pudjiastuti.
As for the realization of this program, Susi said that 931 vessels have been bought from 33 docks last month. The other 2,519 vessels will be finalized this month.
Previously, Susi has said that the budget cut from Rp 8 trillion to Rp 5.5 trillion will not affect the aid.