Asian Forest Cooperation Org donates 5 fire trucks for fighting forest fires.
Forest fires that raged across Indonesia dented Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to the tune of some $5.2 billion, the World Bank said yesterday, not including the health impacts from toxic haze that sent air quality plummeting.
The Environment Ministry issues guidelines to all provincial departments to aid in the prevention of forest fires.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said that Asean should enhance coordination to cope with forest fires.
The Hat Yai municipality endures the thickest haze yet from the current spate of Indonesian forest fires.
Nearly 2,500 Malaysian schools are closed due to toxic haze from Indonesia’s fires.
Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit “dangerous” levels, a local government official said on Sunday.
Indonesia is deploying thousands of military and police to douse forest fires.