Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, a part of a free trade zone the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle, located 20km (12mi) off Singapore's south coast. The 715-km2 (276-mi2) island, now just barely smaller in sizes to Singapore due to the latter's reclamation, is the core part of the municipality, of which 450km2 is classified as urban. Batam's 2,200 km2 municipality (administratively) covers a number of scattered islands and islets, with Galang and Rempang islands to the immediate south connected to Batam by short bridges, collectively called Barelang with these two islands maintaining their rural character. Bulan Island is also rural. The municipality has a population of 1,035,280 (prediction in May 2015)., also It is the closest part of Indonesia to Singapore, at a minimum land distance of 5.8km, similar in length to the Transbay Tube. As per the 2010 Census, it was the fastest-growing municipality in the nation, with a population growth rate of 11% per year.
He said the his directorate general had recorded and planned to proceed with at least 40 cases of land grabbing in the protected forest areas in Batam. Rasio said there were several cases of land reclamation and deforestation in Batam that were carried out without a permit and were used to develop residential and business areas.
With only 17,000 inhabitants, Galang has kept its rural character unlike the crowded city of Batam... It is hard to say how many migrant workers have been returning since the outbreak as there are literally hundreds of pelabuhan tikus (secret landing spots) in Batam and neighbouring islands.
... the fortnight after they landed ... After sailing from its home base of Sydney, the Carnival Splendor had initially been turned away from Indonesia’s Batam island, its original destination south of Singapore, before it was refused landing rights in both Bali and neighboring Lombok.
The groundbreaking of this project was also conducted on October 10, 2012, on a 75-hectare plot of land in the industrial area of the WestpointMaritimeIndustrial Park, Batam. The oil depot project in Batam is planned to cost US$841 million or over Rp12.19 trillion based on the exchange rate of Rp14,509 per dollar.
Shares ... The court also revoked Nurdin’s right to run for office for the next five years ... Abu Bakar allegedly bribed the governor in exchange for a reclamation permit at Tanjung Piayu in Batam, which would later be used as a resort and tourist area even though the site was previously reserved for land cultivation and a protected forest ... Topics ..
BatamDeputy Mayor Amsakar Achmad said that the administration had also provided a plot of land near the specialist hospital to use as a cemetery for patients who had died of COVID-19. “The [Batam] mayor has prepared and proposed the [land] for use in ...
In response to Singapore’s new border restrictions on Indonesian passport holders, the administration of Batam in Riau Islands is asking its residents not to visit the neighboring country temporarily to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 ... Singapore donates medical equipment to Batam in mutual effort to combat COVID-19.
“If there are any complaints or land-use issues, for example, we can identify them quickly,” Bahlil said, adding that BP Batam should immediately revoke the land utilization permit of anyone, especially businesses, that had no development plans for the plot of land they owned.