Indonesia expands rice fields on Borneo island World

Indonesia expands rice fields on Borneo island

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has directed the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) to expand the country’s agricultural land programme through a project to optimise 165,000 hectares of rice fields in Pulang Pisau district in Central Kalimantan on Borneo island.
Exploring nine Ramsar sites of Vietnam Environment

Exploring nine Ramsar sites of Vietnam

Vietnam became a member of the Ramsar Convention in 1989. So far, nine wetlands in the country have been recognised as Ramsar sites – wetlands of international importance.
Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians World

Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians

The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems or ISPA caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has reached over 919,000, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo.
High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries World

High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia has warned about high risks of forest and land fires in many Southeast Asian countries as a result of dry conditions in the region.
Indonesia recovers peat land ASEAN

Indonesia recovers peat land

Indonesia’s Peat Land Restoration Agency (BRG) has announced a plan to recover over 800,000 hectares of peat land.