Haze: Earliest possible date for cloud seeding in S'wak is Thursday (Sept 12), says Deputy CM

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  • Monday, 09 Sep 2019

KUCHING (Bernama): The earliest possible date for cloud seeding to be done in Sarawak is this Thursday (Sept 12), says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

He said the cloud-seeding operations aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in Kuching and Sri Aman, will, however, depend on the weather.

"Looking at the wind direction and the forecast, Thursday is the earliest. Again, it depends on the clouds, whether they cover the affected areas, ” he told reporters at a celebration held in conjunction with the official birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Serian Monday (Sept 9).

Meanwhile, Uggah said Sarawak has appealed to the Federal Government to discuss with Indonesia ways to reduce the incidence of hotspots in Kalimantan.

"In Kalimantan alone, more than 600 hot spots have been detected and Kuala Lumpur must consult with Jakarta on how to resolve the issue, ” he added. - Bernama


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