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Up To Six Provinces In Indonesia Declare Forest And Land Fires A State Of Emergency

Date:Aug 20, 2020

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The Indonesian National Disaster Management Bureau (BNPB) has taken various measures to prevent forest and land fires that have almost occurred in several provinces 


The six provinces with emergency alerts include Riau (February 11 to October 31, 2020), South Sumatra (May 20 to October 31, 2020), and Jambi province (June, 2020). September 29 to September 26).


In addition, there are West Kalimantan (July 2 to November 30, 2020), Central Kalimantan (July 1 to September 28, 2020) and South Kalimantan (2020 July 1 to November 30).


According to data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia, the area affected by forest and land fires in six provinces (24/8) so far is as follows: Riau province 90,550 hectares, South Sumatra province 336,798 hectares, and Jambi province 56,593 hectares.


Meanwhile, West Kalimantan Province covers an area of 151,919 hectares, Central Kalimantan Province 317,749 hectares, and South Kalimantan Province 137,848 hectares. At the same time, the affected forest and land area in 2019 is 942,485 hectares, detailed information is 269,777 peatland and 672,708 hectares of minerals.


The head of the BNPB Information and Communication Center Disaster Data Raditya Jati said that BNPB has coordinated with the local government to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic in Karhulta.


"BNPB prioritizes the intervention of government, academia, enterprises, society and mass media," Jiati said by Lamongan