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Indonesia: Haze Delays Flight

Updated On: Aug 20, 2008

Five domestic flights from and to Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Riau were delayed in  as the consequence of the returning haze.

Last Friday, the visibility in Pekanbaru, Riau was only 300 m.  The haze resulted from land and forest fires.  Meanwhile, Regional Centre of Environmental Management in Kalimantan summoned four oilpalm plantation companies operating in Central Kalimantan regarding land and forest fires caused by those companies' activities in 2007.

The four companies are: PT Agro Lestari Santosa, PT Karya Dewi Putra, PT Hutan Sawit Lestari and PT Salim Group.

Kompas, 16 August 2008, Haze delays flight







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