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Haze update: Indonesia to begin cloud-seeding to induce rain over Riau

Published on Jun 21, 2013 1:01 AM

Indonesia has begun preparations for cloud-seeding to induce rain over Riau to fight the haze.

Two Casa 212 aircraft will be flown to the province's capital, Pekanbaru, on Friday morning and a C-130 Hercules Air Force aircraft will also be readied for the effort.

Personnel, equipment and seed material to induce rain over clouds have already been sent to Pekanbaru on Thursday night, the agency in charge added.

In a statement issued late on Thursday night, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said: "The President has ordered the head of BNPB to lead the effort to manage the haze, and do it as soon as possible using all available national resources."

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