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Indonesia 31 Dec 2019 | 2:19 PM

Indonesia's BPPT eyes locally made aircraft for cloud seeding

JAKARTA, ANN, Dec 31 -- The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) is planning to buy a locally made aircraft to strengthen its effort in forest fire prevention through artificial rain.

Indonesia 15 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sumatra schools shut as haze from fires return

PALEMBANG: Thick, noxious haze from new deliberately set fires blanketed parts of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Monday after days of improving air quality, causing school closings and flight delays.

Indonesia 01 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Indonesia: Rainy season expected to help end forest fires

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said it expects forest fires that have been raging through parts of Sumatra island and in Kalimantan on the Indonesian portion of Borneo island will end soon with the arrival of the rainy season.

Nation 30 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

Johor water crisis worsens despite recent rainfall

KULAI: Despite heavy downpours of late, the water crisis in Johor has worsened, with at least 275,000 people having to face scheduled water rationing.