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Preventing Forest Fires

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The forest fires we were worried about have struck again. In the current dry season, there have been peatland fires in Riau and forest fires in Kalimantan. No less than President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo specifically reminded the relevant...

Forest fires continue to expand in Riau

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — Below normal rainfall has fallen in the eastern coastal region of Sumatra since early February, increasing the vulnerability to forest and land fires. During the last two weeks, the number of hotspots in Riau has...

Low Carbon Development

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Development Indonesia has achieved significant progress over the last several years, marked by improving economic growth of 5.2 percent in the first half of 2018, poverty rate that continued to decline to 9.82 percent (March, 2018), and...

TNI Commander Guarantees Haze-Free Asian Games

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Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has promised that the 2018 Asian Games, co-hosted by Jakarta and South Sumatra capital Palembang, would be free of haze from forest and peatland fires.

Anticipating Haze Ahead of Asian Games

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The number of hotspots in Sumatra is increasing as the weather grows hotter and more arid. Apart from its firefighting efforts, the government has also increased anticipatory measures for forest and peatland fires to prevent haze from...

Forest Fires Continue

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Firefighting task forces across Sumatra and Kalimantan are intensifying their efforts amid the spread of forest and peatland fires in the regions. More water bombers have been deployed for aerial firefighting, while joint teams have...

Smog Threat Looms Over Asian Games

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Forest and peatland fires are beginning to emerge and may threaten Asian Games competitions to be held in Palembang, South Sumatra, between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2. The international sports events will be opened in Jakarta on Aug. 18.

Govt Gathers Resources to Fight Forest Fires

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – The government is preparing all available resources, including fire extinguishers, to stop forest and bush fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. Various government agencies will also work together to cope with the fires. The...

Land Clearing Triggers Forest Fires

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — Forest fires have occurred again in a number of areas in the country, with Riau province having the most hotspots, followed by West Kalimantan. The forest fires were caused by the widespread use of the slash and burn...