Deploy Two Helicopters
Riau BPBD Moving Faster Anticipate Smoke Disaster
Rabu, 28/08/2013 - 12:12:13 WIB
|Assistant III Setdaprov Riau, Hardy Jamaladin, chaired the meeting handling smog in Riau Province.
- The issue of smog on Bumi Lancang Kuning seems never ending. After last June Riau Province under the spotlight due to the smog that affects neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia, is now back smoke disaster occurs. A thorough, as many as 297 spots observed Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Pekanbaru.
Head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) Riau, Said Saqlul Amri said, this time it was with an integrated team moved quickly to extinguish forest fires, in Pelalawan. Two helicopters were deployed to quell the most commonly found in areas of hotspots it.
"Two helicopters were deployed, one for water boomber. The other one to monitor hotspots that exist," said Saqlul after attending a coordination meeting with the management team of forest fires in the office of the Governor of Riau, on Tuesday (27/8 / 2013).
BPBD, said Saqlul continue to coordinate with various parties and work together to put out the fire. Especially with the District / City smog due forest fire source. "Moreover, the haze has spread to all parts of Riau," he said.
According to him, the main focus of the fire fighters in Pelalawan, because this region is most prevalent hot spots in Riau. Nevertheless, it remains monitor forest fire in other areas.
When asked how long firefight took place, Saqlul believe this work will be acted it until the haze condition in Riau, completely lost. "Least, until next October we are still working," he described.
As known earlier, based on the observation BMKG Pekanbaru, found 297 hotspots in Riau. Of the hundreds of hotspots, most commonly found in Pelalawan, ie as many as 151 fires. (Dian Alhadi)
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