Jakarta poultry to be bred in Bogor
Bogor (Indonesia) has agreed to make land available to
Jakarta for the
relocation of poultry breeding sites.
head of the health unit of the Bogor Animal Husbandry Agency, said the regency
had more than enough space to accommodate poultry breeding farms and hatcheries,
which would, at the end of the day, generate more revenue for the
administration. This was in response to Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso's statement
that he wanted to relocate poultry farms to neighbouring areas like
Amid a resurgence of the disease that has claimed five lives
nationwide since the beginning of the year, Sutiyoso signed a decree last week
banning backyard farming and relocating poultry industries.
"We're ready to take up Governor Sutiyoso's offer to provide land for
poultry breeders. The local people will get the economic benefits, which will
later contribute to regional revenue," Sutrisno said.
Unlike in Jakarta, where a number of
cases of human infection have been confirmed, Sutrisno said no human cases had
been reported in Bogor, but that did not mean the administration
would take up the offer without weighing up the risks. Bogor Council speaker
Rachmat Yasin said if Jakarta really wanted to
relocate its poultry to Bogor, the offer must be taken up without
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