Indonesia — President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono planned to lead a national call for readiness in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, in July.
“This call for readiness is for forest and land preservation to prevent fires,” West Kalimantan Governor Cornelis said in Pontianak Monday.
He said the Kalimantan tropical forests had become an international attention and therefore need to be preserved well.
He also said that actually forests rarely caught fire. In 2009, he said, plantations however often caught fire, especially those two years old plantations, reaching 800 hectares, and mostly peat during the dry season.
Spokesman and Protocol of the West Kalimantan provincial administration Numsuan Madsun said the call for readiness will be held on July 18.