Indonesia fires hit agricultural and environmental sectors hardest. © Wahyudi / AFP/Getty Images
Indonesia fires hit agricultural and environmental sectors hardest. © Wahyudi / AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian wildfires cost $5.2bn

11 December 2019

Forest fires across areas such as Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia have cost the country around $5.2bn, according to the World Bank.

The fires spread over eight provinces between June and October and resulted in the closure of 12 airports and over 100 schools, according to the Indonesia Economic Quarterly report.

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