This condition occurs, he said, because there is no celling pricing (HET) at the retail level and the distribution is still not on target.
"The solution is for the local government to set HET at the retail level and the people who are entitled to buy the subsidized 3 kg LPG gas must be provided with a card," Redhani said at Amuntai on Monday.
The problem is, according to Redhani, the local government constrained to set the HET as it must pay the cost of transporting the subsidized 3 kg LPG to all areas of distribution thus it can be sold according to HET to the community.
"So the selling price of 3 kg LPG is the same both in cities and in remote villages because transportation costs are subsidized by the local government," he explained.
Whereas the distribution policy of 3 kg LPG to be on the target is planned for the Ministry of Industry and Trade to issue cards for people who are entitled to buy 3 kg LPG.
Redhani, who was met on the sidelines of the Ramadan Discount Market in Jalan Lurus Village, Sungai Pandan Subdistrict, said the issuance of a 3 kg LPG card is likely to be done later this year.