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Jakarta Post

Some regions suffer drought, others starting to enjoy rain as dry season nears end

  • Markus Makur, Asip Hasani and N. Adri

    The Jakarta Post

Borong, East Manggarai/Blitar/Balikpapan   /   Tue, October 8, 2019   /  08:16 am
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The impact of the prolonged dry season is being felt in many areas.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

A number of regions in the country have reported the onset of drought conditions as the prolonged dry season drags on, while other regions have started to enjoy their first rainfall in months. The 23 regencies and cities across East Nusa Tenggara have still reported no rain, with droughts hitting some parts of East Manggarai regency on Flores Island since June. East Manggarai secretary Bonifasius Hasudungan said he had discussed on Sept. 10 with officials from the Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Food Agency as well as Public Works and Housing Agency to cope with drought in the regency. “I have instructed the head of the Disaster Mitigation Agency for more intense patrols by its officers. Meanwhile, the Public Works and Housing Agency will be on standby to help if there is a water emergency,” Bonifasius told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. Three villages in Sambiram...