According to an article by Indonesian media outlet Tribunnews on December 27th, Indonesian presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo has expressed the need for Indonesia to establish its own tobacco center.
Gan Ya, during his visit to tobacco farmers in Central Java, expressed his viewpoint that he hopes there will be a region that can develop into a global tobacco hub. “Temanggung has already become an iconic city for tobacco worldwide, and the srinthil variety we are discussing is only produced in Temanggung, commanding a very high price,” commented Gan Ya.
As a result, Gan Ya believes that Central Java is the best location for setting up a tobacco center, both domestically within Indonesia and globally.
I believe that we need to establish a tobacco center in Indonesia, and the ideal location would be Central Java,” said Ganja.
Gan Ya also added that if Indonesia could have its own tobacco center, tobacco production could be expanded by further researching other uses of tobacco. He further emphasized that by incorporating downstream processing into the research process, tobacco could be used for various purposes, which calls for a dedicated research hub to facilitate its development rather than terminating it.
Ganjar Pranowo, a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party and former governor of Central Java province, has successfully won re-election in the province’s recent elections.