High density pipes to prevent peat fire

SHAH ALAM, 5 Mar: The Selangor Forestry Department has taken the initiative to prepare a high density pipe connection to supply water in this drought to ensure that fires do not recur in peat forests.

The Selangor Forestry Department Director, Dr Mohd Puat Dahlan, said that the 2.1 kilometre pipe connection will start from nearby reservoirs to continuously supply water.

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He said that the plan will be used at the Raja Musa Forest Reserve in bestari Jaya as the area had previously been involved in a major fire last year.

“We do not need to wait for (forest) fires before taking action. It will cause us to be late.

“If we need water, it is (water levels at the forest are) relatively low, so we will try to flood the area with water,” he told Selangor Kini.

He said that the pipe model was first prepared late last year and is still in the process of being activated in the forest.

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He said that the agreement to use this new method was based on a meeting with the State Government Secretary (SUK), Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi, recently.

“We believe that this model is very effective and able to flood the forest area if the drought continues,” he said.

Prior to this, starting from February to October 2014, a series of forest fires happened at the Raja Musa Forest Reserve, involving an area of 1,300 hectares.

It was among the worst incidents to happening, causing haze around the area, including the Klang Valley.

NS

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High density pipes to prevent peat fire

SHAH ALAM, 5 Mar: The Selangor Forestry Department has taken the initiative to prepare a high density pipe connection to supply water in this drought to ensure that fires do not recur in peat forests.

The Selangor Forestry Department Director, Dr Mohd Puat Dahlan, said that the 2.1 kilometre pipe connection will start from nearby reservoirs to continuously supply water.

3.1

He said that the plan will be used at the Raja Musa Forest Reserve in bestari Jaya as the area had previously been involved in a major fire last year.

“We do not need to wait for (forest) fires before taking action. It will cause us to be late.

“If we need water, it is (water levels at the forest are) relatively low, so we will try to flood the area with water,” he told Selangor Kini.

He said that the pipe model was first prepared late last year and is still in the process of being activated in the forest.

3.2

He said that the agreement to use this new method was based on a meeting with the State Government Secretary (SUK), Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi, recently.

“We believe that this model is very effective and able to flood the forest area if the drought continues,” he said.

Prior to this, starting from February to October 2014, a series of forest fires happened at the Raja Musa Forest Reserve, involving an area of 1,300 hectares.

It was among the worst incidents to happening, causing haze around the area, including the Klang Valley.

NS

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