President Joko Widodo Tuesday morning led the National Coordination Meeting on Forest and Land Fire Control of 2018. The coordination meeting attended by several regional heads and police and military devices from the region was held at Istana Negara, Jakarta, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
The handling of forest and land fires by the government and its staff in recent times has made significant progress. Data obtained by the President mentions that the number of hotspots in the forest and land fires subscription area is further reduced.
"According to the data given to me and earlier it has been reported by the Coordinating Minister for Economy, there is a very significant reduction of hotspot.In 2015 there were 21,929 hotspots. In 2016 it dropped drastically to 3915. In 2017 it dropped to 2,567 hotspots," he said.
In the event which was also attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, the President expressed his appreciation for his staff both at the central and local level for the achievement. Nevertheless, he cautioned that this handling and prevention should be intensified.
President Joko Widodo does not want to compromise in case of forest fires and unrestrained land in 2018. Specifically for police and military devices, strict sanctions await them. ( biro pers )