Indonesia asks ASEAN for help to tackle fires

INDONESIA-SINGAPORE-ENVIRONMENT-HAZEIndonesia on June 26 said it “is prepared to accept assistance from ASEAN member countries” to solve the forest fire problem on Sumatra, according to Indonesian Vice-Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar.

He said although the problem was currently being tackled using the cloud seeding technology, assistance and suggestions from other ASEAN member countries would be most welcomed.

“We welcome any forms of assistance, be it technical or informational, or voluntary firefighters to help put out the forest fires in Indonesia,” he told Malaysia’s Bernama news agency.

Over the past days, the haze covering Singapore and parts of Malaysia has eased, giving the countries a breather. However, experts say that the haze is likely to come back, depending on wind conditions.

Furthermore, Singapore on June 25 experienced a very rare hailstorm of which some thought it was caused by Indonesia’s cloud seeding efforts to create rainfall on Sumatra to extinguish the fire and the rain might be toxic. However, the city state’s National Environment Agency said the phenomenon was not caused by cloud seeding but it could be related to the haze.



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Indonesia on June 26 said it "is prepared to accept assistance from ASEAN member countries" to solve the forest fire problem on Sumatra, according to Indonesian Vice-Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar. He said although the problem was currently being tackled using the cloud seeding technology, assistance and suggestions from other ASEAN member countries would be most welcomed. “We welcome any forms of assistance, be it technical or informational, or voluntary firefighters to help put out the forest fires in Indonesia,” he told Malaysia's Bernama news agency. Over the past days, the haze covering Singapore and parts of...

INDONESIA-SINGAPORE-ENVIRONMENT-HAZEIndonesia on June 26 said it “is prepared to accept assistance from ASEAN member countries” to solve the forest fire problem on Sumatra, according to Indonesian Vice-Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar.

He said although the problem was currently being tackled using the cloud seeding technology, assistance and suggestions from other ASEAN member countries would be most welcomed.

“We welcome any forms of assistance, be it technical or informational, or voluntary firefighters to help put out the forest fires in Indonesia,” he told Malaysia’s Bernama news agency.

Over the past days, the haze covering Singapore and parts of Malaysia has eased, giving the countries a breather. However, experts say that the haze is likely to come back, depending on wind conditions.

Furthermore, Singapore on June 25 experienced a very rare hailstorm of which some thought it was caused by Indonesia’s cloud seeding efforts to create rainfall on Sumatra to extinguish the fire and the rain might be toxic. However, the city state’s National Environment Agency said the phenomenon was not caused by cloud seeding but it could be related to the haze.



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