Oct 18, 2001, 12:01 AM
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rice sugar, Thai for airplanes swap to Indonesia barter to planning is Indonesia -- IRNA 18, Oct Lumpur, Kuala rising meet to bid a in Thailand from sugar and rice for airplanes .Thursday on said report a commodities, the for demand domestic sugar for planes barter to Thailand with talks in is Indonesia" chairman (Bulog) Agency Logistics State Indonesia's the "rice, and .daily Post Jakarta the by quoted as said, Puspojo Widjanarko the of supply domestic of lack a overcome to needed is swap The" to aircraft the of type the say not did He .added he "commodities, .sugar or rice of volume the nor offered be president then by 1999 in introduced was plan similar A for aircraft CN-235 barter to sought who Habibie Jusuf Bacharuddin .Thailand from rice glutinous the from opposition strong amid shelved was plan the But .parliament Indonesia's aircraft state-owned by produced were CN-235s turbo-propelled The .Habibie by chaired once Indonesia, Dirgantara PT manufacturer million 5.2 and sugar of tons million 2.1 about imported Indonesia .traders private through year last rice of tons BN/HM End