BPBD Tells Jakarta Residents to Prepare for Haze
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Denny Wahyu Haryanto has urged Jakarta residents to be prepared to face haze coming from Sumatra.
"I have also instructed hospitals to stand by,” he said on Sunday (25/10).
Although haze has reportedly reached Jakarta, The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has not officially announced it.
"We’re still coordinating with them (BMKG) first to confirm this matter,” Denny said, adding that haze that reached Jakarta might not be from forest fires in Sumatra.
Previously, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported that haze from Sumatra was detected to have reached Jakarta.
"Some parts of Jakarta have been covered with thin haze,” said BNPB Spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.