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19 Hotspots detected last week

Terra Agua Satellite of Nasa recorded 19 hotspots in Jambi Province from August 30th to September 4th 2017. The hot spots spread over concessions of PT Wira Karya Sakti (four hot spots), PT Lestari Asri Jaya (two hot spots), Samhutani (one hot spot), and Arangan Hutan Lestari (two hot spots) over palm oil plantation of PT Teramitra Indo (two hot spots), Sawit Desa Makmur (one hot spot), Megasawindo Perkasa (one hot spot), and Agrowiyana (one ho tspot). 

The hotspot is also detected on non-forest state managed by community. According to Rudi Syaf, Manager of Communication of KKI WARSI, Jambi has been free from hot spots because it has legally been sufficient to prevent land and forest fire. Local Regulation no. 2/2016 on Prevention and Controlling Land and Forest Fire, followed by the regulation of Governor of Jambi no. 31/2016 on Technical guide to implement the local regulation above have been very clear and detail to prevent land and forest fire, moreover, there are other regulations such as Law and Regulation of MoEF. “There should be no hotspot in the local regulation, the companies managing the land are in charge to provide the equipments and personnel to extinguish fire. Whilst, the government is in charge to evaluate every company to get ready for fire prevention.” Rudi Said. Moreover, it is commonly found a land clearing activity which often leads to fire on the field. “There should be an excavator provided for each region as amended by the governor’s regulation to prevent the land clearing and forest fire. However, this is not running well yet,” Rudi Said. Therefore, WARSI recommends the government to soon prepare the excavator for each district for the community before they have land clearing activities conducted. Meanwhile, the government should evaluate the companies soon where the hot spots have not found in yet.







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