Mount Soputan in Standby Status

Ratahan, Ekuatorial– Thousands of meters volcanic ash of Mount Soputan on the border of South Minahasa District and North Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi, on Monday (4/1). Monitoring post asking people to vacate the area within a radius of 6.5 kilometers from the summit. “Thick gray smoke leaning to the southeast and glide to the east,” […]

Minister of Environment and Forestry: No More Licensing for Peatland Concessions

Ekuatorial, Palangka Raya – Government take firm action against the exploitation of peatland, which is to stop giving forest management concessions to the company. “The Ministry of Environment and Forestry will not provide new licenses for peatland. This is in accordance with instructions of the president,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya, on the sidelines of President […]

Executives of PT Palm Lestari Makmur Becomes Suspect in Riau Fires

Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – Riau Police named three executives of PT Palm Lestari Makmur as the suspect in an alleged case of fires in Indragiri Hulu. “One of the three people named as a suspect is an Indonesian citizen with initial name IJP, Director of PT PLM. Two other foreigners, one Malaysian citizen (EJP) and one […]

Compliance Audit: 58 Companies in Riau Not Ready to Tackle Forest Fires

Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial – From 61 Forest Management Rights (HPH) and Manager Plantation Forests (HTI) license holder companies, 58 of them have not met the standards to prevent and tackle forest fires. Riau government gave two months deadline for those companies to complete the infrastructure. “All the HPH and HTI license holders should have facilities for […]