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Officials in the dark over haze in Kerinci

Jon Afrizal
Jambi   ●   Sat, March 1, 2014

A thick haze has blanketed the Kerinci regency, in Jambi, despite the fact that there are no hotspots near the area, an official has said. He claimed the haze was coming from the neighboring province of Riau.

"Reports from Kerinci and Jambi state that there are no hotspots or wildfires there," Head of the Forestry and Plantation Agency Abu Hasan said on Saturday.

Head of the Kerinci regency Environment Agency Anizar corroborated the statement, saying that the haze was coming from the Tebo and Riau directions. Anizar said  he had consulted with the Jambi administration but got no response.(tjs/dic)