25 May Singapore set for third straight haze free year: Indonesian Minister [5th SDSWR]
On 18 May 2018, we held our 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. Here’s some extracts from the media coverage, focusing on comments by Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brojonegoro about how skies in the region will remain haze free this year.
Pak Bambang addressing officials at the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (Photo Credit: SIIA)
Singapore set for third straight haze free year
by Audrey Tan and Luke Anthony Tan
Singapore looks set to see a third straight year with no haze, due in part to Indonesia’s sustained efforts at curbing fires and preventing their spread.
Indonesia’s Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro said yesterday that the 2015 haze crisis would not repeat itself this year.
“In the last few years, including this year, we did not have the haze that happened in 2015,” he said, adding that forestry and peatland management plans have already been implemented. Dr Bambang was speaking at the fifth Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore hotel. The event was organised by think-tank Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
His statement echoes similar promises made by other Indonesian officials last year and in 2016.
Full Article: Singapore set for third straight haze free year [The Straits Times, 19 May 2018]
Other Media Coverage
Haze free not by chance [The Straits Times, 23 May 2018]
2018 won’t see repeat of 2015 haze crisis: Indonesian Minister [The Straits Times, 18 May 2018]
印尼环境专家： 本区域下半年 料不会有烟霾问题 [Lianhe Zaobao, 19 May 2018]