Saturday, 20 Ramadhan 1440 / 25 May 2019

Saturday, 20 Ramadhan 1440 / 25 May 2019

INDEX BERITA

Forest fires gut 1,136 hectares of area in Riau

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 18:16 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Forest fires have gutted a total of 1,136 hectares (ha) of forest and plantation areas in Riau Province since January 2019. The figure showed an increase...

Potential forest fires detected in Riau Province: BMKG

Friday, 22 Feb 2019 17:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Pekanbaru Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 54 hotspots, indicating potential occurrences of bush and forest fires, in several parts of Riau Province...

Jokowi calls on Riau Governor to prevent forest fire

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 17:50 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged newly installed Riau Governor Syamsuar and Deputy Governor Edy Natar Nasution to prevent forest fires in the Sumatran province. Riau...

Ministry prepares for forest fires following El Nino forcast

Monday, 07 Jan 2019 17:49 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Environment and Forestry Ministry has taken early precautionary measures against land and forest fires. Moreover, the climatology agency has forecasted moderate El Nino to came...

Seven hotspots detected in Riau Province

Friday, 04 Jan 2019 20:06 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected seven hotspots indicating forest fires in Riau Province on Friday. The confidence rate of the satellite image was above 50...

Jokowi highlights efforts to overcome smoke haze

Sunday, 16 Dec 2018 07:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has disclosed his government's efforts to overcome smoke haze that affected several parts of Indonesia, including Riau Province, for dozens of years....

80 hotspots detected across Sumatra

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018 20:55 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The number of hotspots detected across Sumatra Island increased to 80 on Wednesday, from 13 on the previous day. Of the total 80 hotspots, 38 were...

South Sumatra intensifies weather modification technology

Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 03:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- The Government of South Sumatra Province is currently intensifying Weather Modification Technology (WMT) by sprinkling salt over clouds to prevent widespread land and forest fires. Agency...

87 hotspots detected in four Sumatran provinces

Monday, 17 Sep 2018 23:33 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDA ACEH -- A total of 87 hotspots, indicating forest and plantation fires, were detected in the provinces of Riau, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung, and Lampung on Sumatra...

Haze shrouds Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

Monday, 17 Sep 2018 19:15 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BALIKPAPAN -- Haze from forest fires has shrouded Banjarmasin City, the capital of South Kalimantan Province, on Monday morning. In residential and farming areas in Pemurus, South Banjarmasin...

Satellites detect 801 hotspots across Indonesia

Monday, 17 Sep 2018 18:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected a total of 801 hotspots, indicating forest and plantation fires, across Indonesia, on Monday. The hotspots were of moderate- and...

Satellites detect 154 hotspots on Sumatra island

Friday, 14 Sep 2018 13:59 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- A total of 154 hotspots indicating forest and plantation fires were detected across Sumatra Island on Thursday. The number increased from 150 hotspots on the previous...

Four people named suspects in C Kalimantan land fires

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 19:48 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT -- Police in East Kotawaringin district, Central Kalimantan, have named four suspects in land and forest fires in a number of areas in the district. Police said...

Climbers trapped on Mount Lawu amid threats of forest fires

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018 05:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MAGETAN -- Around 100 mountaineers remained trapped on the peak of Mount Lawu in Magetan District, East Java Province, amid threats from a forest fire engulfing part of...

Mount Sindoro forest fires extinguished

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018 05:15 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, TEMANGGUNG -- A forest fire on Mount Sindoro in Temanggung District, Central Java Province, has been extinguished, a spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said. The...

Criticized by Walhi, Jokowi: Forest fires incidents reduced

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018 20:28 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo said the damage caused by forest and bush fires has been reduced by more than 85 percent from previous years. His statement came...

Almost 500 companies get sanctions for harming environment

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018 08:14 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Government has imposed administrative and legal sanctions on nearly 500 companies found guilty of violating legal rules and regulations on environment and forestry over...

Beware of long drought this year: Wiranto

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 05:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto asked all the parties to be aware of the possibility of a long drought in 2018. Due...

BNPB keeps on trying to contain forest fires in W Kalimantan

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 12:43 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has deployed four water bombing helicopters to put out land and forest fires in West Kalimantan. On Monday, Pontianak city...

Three Riau residents arrested for burning land

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018 07:37 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The army personnel joining the Riau Forest and Land Firefighting Task Force have caught red handed three local residents while burning a piece of land in...

BMKG detects 140 hot spots in Riau

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 21:21 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Pekanbaru Station's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) detected 140 hot spots. It indicated that forest and land fires (Karhutla) occured in Riau Province.

Based...

Smoke detectors installed in Jakabaring Sport City area

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 02:05 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Smoke detectors have been installed in the Jakabaring Sport City (JSC) area in Palembang, South Sumatra. The device was installed to ensure the location of the...

Govt discusses precautionary measures against forest fires

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 02:30 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The government has held discussions on precautionary measures against land and forest fires following the onset of the dry season in 2018. Hotspots have emerged in...

Ministry struggles to make Asian Games free from smoke

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 13:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Environment and Forestry Ministry is determined to do its utmost to make Indonesia free from smoke when it hosts the Asian Games 2018 from Aug...

Water-bombing choppers deployed to Palembang for Asian Games

Saturday, 02 Jun 2018 11:39 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Two additional water-bombing helicopters have been sent to Palembang, South Sumatra Province, for anticipating wildfires during the 18th Asian Games that will be held from Aug...

Drought to peak in conjunction with Asian Games: BPBD

Monday, 28 May 2018 15:46 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- Regional Disaster Management Board (BPBD) has predicted that the drought will peak in August 2018. It will be in conjunction with the international sporting event of...

Riau to extend alert status on fires ahead of Asian Games

Monday, 21 May 2018 22:38 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Riau provincial government will extend an alert status of land and forest fires (Karhutla), which will end this month, in order to avoid haze during...

Govt optimistic Asian Games to be free from haze

Monday, 02 Apr 2018 03:19 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- The Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry is optimistic that the 2018 Asian Games to be free from haze. The government has been doing its utmost to...

25 hotspots detected across Sumatra Island

Monday, 05 Mar 2018 21:54 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected 25 hotspots indicating wildfires across Sumatra Island on Monday morning. Of the 25 hotspots, 10 were found in Bengklu Province,...

Riau seeks BNPB's assistance to fight forest, land fires

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 23:06 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Riau Province has sought assistance of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) to provide a helicopter to conduct water-bombing operations. The province also has applied...

Five hotspots detected in Riau

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 22:38 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected five hotspots indicating forest fires in Riau Province on Monday. It was seen with a confidence level of above 50 percent....

Police ordered to arrest culprits of forest fires

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 02:22 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -- West Kalimantan's police chief Brig. Gen. Didi Haryano, has instructed his staffs to arrest the arsonists forest and land fires in every region. Meanwhile, the land...

Satellites detect 15 hotspots in Riau

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 02:09 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected 15 hotspots indicating forest and plantation fires in Riau Province, Monday. The 15 hotspots emerged in four districts of the...

Governor pledges to make South Sumatra free from forest fire

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 17:22 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin here, Wednesday, pledged to make all-out efforts to prevent forest and land fires from occurring in his province. Noerdin expressed hope...

Two hotspots detected in Pelalawan

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 13:08 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- The Terra and Aqua satellites detected two hotspots in Kuala Kampar Sub-district, Pelalawan District, Riau Province, on Wednesday. Two hotspots, with confidence level of over 50...

Asian Games must remain unaffected by forest fires: Jokowi

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 19:22 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Implementation of the ASIAN Games in Indonesia should not be affected by smoke arising from forest and land fires, according to President Joko Widodo. The 18th...

On field intelligence necessary to address karhutla: Jokowi

Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018 18:48 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- On field intelligence is required to address land and forest fires (Karhutla), a serious problem faced by Indonesia for years, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated. He...

Malaysia lauds Indonesia's efforts in handling haze disaster

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 04:08 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KUCIHNG -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak has lauded Indonesia's efforts in handling the haze disaster."In the last two years, no haze has spread...

Minister holds official meeting to discuss forest fires

Friday, 04 Aug 2017 01:10 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto held a coordination meeting with the ministry and agency officials to discuss forest and land fires (karhutla). "We...

Hundreds suffer from respiratory infection due to fires

Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 04:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MEULABOH -- Hundreds of people have suffered from acute respiratory infections because of land and forest fires, which occurred over the past two weeks, the West Aceh district...