JAKARTA - Indonesia plans to use weather changing technology to try to unleash torrents of rain and extinguish raging fires on Sumatra island that have cloaked neighbouring Singapore in thick haze, an official said Wednesday.
Commuters travel on a road blanketed by haze due to nearby forest fires, in Pekanbaru city, capital of Riau province on Sumatra island on Wednesday.
The city-state, which is home to 5.3 million inhabitants, has been pressing Jakarta to take action to put out the blazes, which have pushed air pollutant levels on the island to a 16-year high.
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