Indonesia to Fight Against Forest Fires Starting Early This Year

Haeril Halim, Rizal Harahap and Hans Nicholas Jong | 21 January 2017
The Jakarta Post

January is not over yet, but two regencies in Riau province have already declared emergency alert statuses to tackle any potential forest fires, which could get out of control when the weather gets drier in upcoming months.

The decision made by Rokan Hulu regency and Dumai city to raise their alert statuses, which would allow the central government to send aid to the regions, has been lauded by government officials in Jakarta.