17 Feb '11, 5am

Indonesia committed to ratify ASEAN Haze Agreement

Indonesia committed to ratify ASEAN Haze Agreement

SINGAPORE: Indonesia has given its commitment that it will ratify the ASEAN Haze Agreement this year. Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, announced this at the end of the 11th Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution held in Singapore. Echoing Dr Yaacob's point, the Indonesian State Minister for Environment added that his country is committed to further reduce the number of hotspots. In a joint statement issued at the end of their Singapore meeting, the five countries noted that there will be occasional periods of drier weather during the traditional dry season between June and September this year. The five ASEAN nations agreed to stay vigilant and be prepared for any occurrence of transboundary haze from fires during the extended periods of dry weather in the coming months.

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