Rice Subsidy: Alfa-Dili begin selling 25kg of Golden Star rice for US$11.50

Rice Subsidy: Alfa-Dili begin selling 25kg of Golden Star rice for US$11.50


DILI, 16 january 2024 (TATOLI) – Rice importing companies, Alfa-Dili began selling 25 kg of Golden Star rice for US$11.50.

The sale of subsidized rice follows the signing of a rice subsidy agreement for 7,500 tons of Golden-Star rice between Alfa-Dili and the government. 

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Filipus Nino Pereira, said: “We have signed a rice subsidy agreement with Alfa-Dili to support the family in need.”

Pereira said that the rice subsidy agreement could be extended in the future: “But it depends on MTI’s assessment report of the company’s performance.” 

He appeals to all communities in the country to buy the rice, especially the needy families in the municipalities.

The manager of Alfa-Dili, Paulo Sarmento, said that the three-month rice subsidy sale will take place between january and march 2024.

In december 2023, the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Agio Pereira, in his capacity as Acting Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, signed five agreements with food import companies to implement the temporary intervention to stabilize the price of rice on the markets.

The five companies that formalized the agreement with The Government today are Perissos Victoria Lda, Loja Creative Furak Lda, Lisun Importação & Exportação Lda, Jusibel Unipessoal Lda and Alfa Dili Unipessoal Lda.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Filomino Martins


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