The Executing Agency
Batam Industrial Development Authority
In 1971, the Government of Indonesia established BIDA (Batam Industrial Development Authority)
as the authority in promoting and developing the Barelang region.
BIDA has the following functions:
- The planning, executing and managing of development in the Barelang area BIDA is also responsible for the infrastructure of the islands, including roads, electricity, water, airport, seaports and other public facilities.
- Land management in accordance with the Master Plan for the islands.
- Provide trading licenses and permits in Barelang.
- Processing of international as well as domestic investment applications.
Municipality of Batam
The City of Batam has a township status of
a Municipality. A Mayor who is responsible for the civic administration, social affairs head the city. So that BIDA
and the municipality of Batam work hand in hand to develop and promote -Batam,
Rempang and Galang Islands as an industrial, trade, tourism and transshipment area.