PT. Ori Ginalnest Indonesia invited potential buyers from 14 countries to attend the Bring Indonesia Birds Nest to the World event, which took place at the 3rd Floor Grand Ball Room, Hotel Adimulia Medan, North Sumatra (North Sumatra), Thursday (11/28/2019).
On that occasion Head of the Indonesian Quarantine Agency Ali Jamil, Ph.D. explained the role of Agricultural Quarantine in maintaining the quality standards and cleanliness requirements for edible bird’s nest.
This is related to facilitating Indonesia’s edible bird’s nest exports according to the invitation of the Minister of Agriculture in the Three-Time Export Movement.
This was conveyed when he witnessed the procession of the signing of Indonesian SBW export cooperation contracts to 14 countries in Medan, Thursday (11/28), organized by PT. Ori Ginalnest Indonesia as edible bird’s nest exporter from Medan, North Sumatra.
The largest contract value is held by the Chinese Mandy importing company, Guangzhou Tao Tao Co. Ltd. The contract value is 36 million US dollars, 18 tons per year.
Based on data from the IQFAST system, currently Indonesia is supplying 78% of the world’s edible bird nest needs.
Indonesia Bird’s Nest
Also present as a guest speaker at the event was the Expert Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture in Foreign Trade, Banun Harpini, Medan Quarantine Head Hafni Zahara, and CEO of PT Ori Ginalnest Indonesia, Mrs. Rusianah.
“The bird’s nest business forum will be held today in the presence of 14 countries. These include America, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom.
The goal is to develop swallow’s nest exports from Medan, increase foreign exchange export earnings, create jobs, and increase Indonesian tourism, “said Mrs. Rusianah.
“The event was opened by the Governor of North Sumatra, represented by the Head of the Industry and Trade Office, Mr. Joni Waldi, and the Head of the Agriculture Quarantine Agency Ali Jamil,” Rusianah added.
It is expected that from this title, edible bird’s nests will become superior potential products that can be proudly shared as Indonesian citizens. And help the tourism sector, so that the volume of tourists from abroad can increase to come to Indonesia. As well as being the locomotive of Indonesia’s economy wheels.
“With the spread of the number of farmers or farmers throughout Indonesia, as long as they can be harvested and valued properly, they can help other sectors. And they can also spend their crops, so they can repay the property, “explained Rusianah.
Because the development of the world era is so rapid, continued Rusianah, if not preserved and promoted. So the culture of consuming bird’s nests will be slow but sure, it can be forgotten.
“Let’s start to appreciate the natural resources of the swallow’s nest that was awarded to Indonesia. As a fellow Indonesian people. “If the swallow’s nest cannot be sold or exported, then this natural resource will become worthless gold,” he stressed.
“If it is not appreciated, neighboring countries are happy to appreciate the natural resources of this swallow’s nest. And it will be worthless gold by our own ignorance, “concluded Rusianah. (Source: Adapted from SumutPos and Twitter account @Barantan_RI)