A BRIEF HISTORY
Batam Indonesia was developed since the early 1970s as a logistics and operational base for oil and gas industry by Pertamina. Then based on Presidential Decree No. 41 In 1973, construction of Batam entrusted to the government agency called the island of Batam Industrial Development Authority or lebigh known as the Batam Authority.
The development of Batam Island is divided into several periods. The first period of 1971-1976 is known as the Period of Preparation led by Dr.Ibnu Sutowo. The second period is the consolidation period (1976-1978) led by Prof.Dr.JB.Sumarlin, After that the periods of Infrastructure Development and Investment, which lasted for 20 years. The year 1978-1998, which is chaired Prof.Dr.BJ. Habibie next leadership is held by JE Habibie’s March / d July 1998. This period is known as the Infrastructure Development and Investment Advanced. Then from 1998 until now, under the leadership of Abdullah called the Period of Development Ismeth Infrastructure Development and Investment continued with greater attention to the welfare and improvement of investment climate.
In order to implement the vision and mission to develop Batam, he built a modern infrastructure of international standard as well as various other facilities, so that when tourism demand and compete with a similar region Asia Pacific.
Great progress also has been made, such as tersediannya various business fields that can accommodate the workforce coming from almost all regions in the country. So does the amount of local revenue maupaun center from time to time continue to increase. This is not because it is caused by the rise of industrial activity, trade, rather when and pariwisataan area. But as the rapidly growing area, Batam was not immune from the emergence of various social problems.
For this reason, then in order to improve the development of Batam island is in progress, the development is currently focused kepadakesejahteraan community by running a program of social development. It is expected to address a wide range of social issues that arise as negative externalities of development that has occurred during these 30 years.
Riau Islands Province
Located south of the South China Sea, and adjacent to Riau, Singapura, Malaysia, South Sumatra, Jambi and West Kalimantan
Wide 251,810.71 Km ² (25,181,071 ha).
415 km ² (41.500 Ha)
Located 20 Km South West of Batam Island,
area 674 km ² (67.400 Ha)
Located 10 Km South East of Batam Island,
area 1.100 km ² (110.000 ha)
Located 550 Km South of Northeast Batam Island,
area 1.720 km ² (172.000 ha)
Located 2.5 Km South Southwest Batam Island,
area 100 km ² (10,000 Ha)
Located 2.5 Km South East of Batam Island,
area 165.83 km ² (16.583 Ha)
Located 350 m adjacent to Southeast Island Rempang,
area of ??80 km ² (8.000 Ha)
Galang Island NEW
Located 180 m the southern island of Galang,
area 32 km ² (3.200 Ha)
Batam Island, Rempang, Galang and the surrounding islands
715 km ² (71.500 Ha)