The offices are those of Social Affairs, Health, Provincial Disaster Management, the Fire Department, and others who are concerned with wildfire cases and haze caused in their jurisdiction, according to Absiah.
However, the budget is currently still in the verification stage which means the final amount could be cut.
"If there are any unrelated programs, the proposed budget may be reduced from the proposed Rp1.7 billion," Absiah added.
The wildfire continues in several spots in Palangka Raya and has even begun to spread to the settlements nearby, causing a dense haze that has affected the vision and caused respiratory problems for residents.
Due to this, Palangka Raya Government agreed to shut the elementary school (SD) and junior high school (SMP) for three days from September 19 to 21, 2019.
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