Indonesia JAMBI, NETRALNEWS.COM – The British government will provide funds amounting to 3 million pounds for five provinces in Indonesia that implement land and forest fires prevention and control programs.
“Actually, we can provide more support, as long as there is a strong commitment to prevent forest fires,” British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN, and East Timor, Moazzam Malik, said here on Monday. He added that the British government strongly supports the Jambi provincial government’s efforts in creating regional rules to prevent land and forest fires.
“We are also working with five provinces in Indonesia to prevent forest and land fires. Of all the provincial governments, Jambi is the bravest one to ban land clearing by burning through regulations,” he stated.
According to the ambassador, land and forest fires have not only remained detrimental to the people of Jambi and Indonesia but also the whole world, because Indonesia’s forests are the lungs of the world. Malik appreciated the Jambi administration for its efforts to establish Regional Regulation and Governor’s Regulation on the prevention and control of forest and land fires.