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Kalimantan governor summons 94 companies linked to forest fires

Tempo - August 12, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji and the Environment and Forestry Ministry's directorate general of law enforcement held a meeting on the mitigation of Kalimantan's rampant forest fires by summoning 94 companies allegedly linked to the environmental manmade disasters.

The meeting was attended by a number of Regents and Deputy Regents from areas that have hotspot areas.

"The 94 corporations consist of 56 plantations and 38 industrial forests. They were summoned because of the hotspots that are within their concession lands," said Sutarmidji in Pontianak today.

The governor maintained that he demands companies proven to be responsible to compensate for their actions.

In the meeting, the West Kalimantan Administration demands clarification from the companies heavily suspected to be responsible for forest fires.

"If they wish to provide clarification, we will provide the opportunity for them to defend themselves." He said. However, if proven guilty, these companies will have their business permits revoked.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1234931/kalimantan-governor-summons-94-companies-linked-to-forest-fires