Singapore ready to assist in restoration of peat lands

Palembang, S Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Singapore is ready to assist in the restoration of peat lands in South Sumatra province in Indonesia to make the lands more productive.

"The country is ready to help restore peat lands in the province," Head of South Sumatras Musi Banyuasin district, Dodi Reza Alex, said after meeting Minister of Environment and Water Resources of Singapore M Zulkipli Bin M Mohamad in Palembang city on Monday.

According to him, Singapore would provide assistance in the form of human resource training, including in the management of peat lands in the province.

As districts of Musi Banyuasin and Ogan Komering Ilir have a lot of peat lands, the two district heads were invited by the provinces governor to attend the meeting with the Minister of Environment and Water Resources of Singapore.

Zulkipli added that the assistance would be a long-term support to prevent forest and land fires in the areas.

In addition to peat land restoration, his party also invited Singapore to invest in the region.(*)