Indonesia University economic observer Faisal Basri said that the fires will affect the economic growth target Indonesia. The reason, one foreign exchange earner of export, pulp and paper industry slump.
"These fires have an impact on the pulp and paper industry. I doubt that the economic targets could be 4.7 percent. Exports will also be below the target, "he said during a discussion of Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) in Jakarta, yesterday. The fall in exports, he said, is exacerbated by the boycott of Singapore on 12 Indonesian paper products. "Our export target in the presence of forest fires will be difficult to achieve the target," he added.
He also regretted that the government statement said there are hundreds of companies that become suspect. But, until now has not opened any perpetrators by the government. With this uncertain condition, said Faisal made the competition pulp and paper companies in the field to destroy each other with negative campaign accused as perpetrators of forest fires. "It's a chance destroy a rival company's competitors. People wonder is not ya hit, it hit not ya, "he explained.
Therefore, according to him, should be associated not known if the law is uncertain. He also lamented, people also suspect wildfires. In fact, they burn the forest is allowed by the environmental legislation. "It's average at all. Good company is also taxable. Though not burn the forest, "he continued.
According to Faisal, the magnitude of forest fires due to slow government put it out. The new government fell when it was a lot. "The reason they are waiting on the specified area of disaster. The period when it was allowed to stand across the province. Moreover, cross-country, "he said.
Executive Director of the Employers Association of Indonesian forests Purwadi say, from fires to supply timber plantation forests (HTI) in the third quarter fell 29 percent to 6.56 million cubic meters (M3) compared to the second quarter of 9.26 million M3. Reduced supply comes from forest fires affected areas of Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan.
As a result of inhibition of these operations, a decline in the employment of the amount of 1 million workers directly and indirectly kerj. Including the cessation of activities by partners HTI. "Net exports of pulp and paper down from the current 5.6 billion dollars per year," he explained.
This condition, also affect the banking confidence due to the massive publicity HTI accused as perpetrators of forest fires. "It should mafia were arrested, not our company that actually harmed as well," he said.
Observers forestry IPB Avenzora Ricky said, these fires cause unfair business competition. "Not to know the culprit is already no threat of license revocation. This competition is very hard business, "he explained.
According to him, should be done at this time is not to blame, but to find the cause. Moreover, these fires and jumping up to kilogram-meter distance. "It became a question. If loncatnya still 100 meters - 200 meters still makes sense, "he said.
According to him, these fires do occur almost every year. However, for this year exacerbated by cycles of 15 years. In 1997-1998 also had the same thing happen. "The question why the government is not aware about this cycle. Why did not anyone shout, "he continued.
Therefore, he expects the government to be careful in solving the fire problem is not to actually destroy the paper industry, pulp and palm.
Secretary of the Indonesian Economists Association (ISEI) Jakarta Yan Partawidjaja say, settlement, forest fires this should be done across sectors. In order to be the way.
Earlier, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) bring two aircraft Beriev Be-200 Altair to conduct extinguishing forest fires in South Sumatra. APP synergy with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to bring the two aircraft Beriev Be-200 Altair. Aircraft Be-200 is a multifunctional amphibious aircraft capable of performing aerial fire fighting.