Infrastructure and Facilities
Progress of Development
The master plan has divided the islands into 5 (five) development areas, as follows:
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- Sekupang; situated in the western part of Batam Island, covering an area of 11,352.Ha. This is divided into 2 (two) sub-areas, Sekupang and Tanjung Uncang, which has been planned and developed for the following purposes:
- Industrial area in Sekupang.
- Shipbuilding and Shipping industry in Tanjung Uncang.
- Tourism facilities, including golf courses
- Offices and shopping centres.
- Passenger and cargo seaport in Sekupang.
- Terminals servicing ferries for Singapore, in Sekupang and Tanjung Uncang
- Marina facilities in Tanjung Uncang.
- Batu Ampar; located in the Northwest of Batam, covering an area of 10,540 Ha. This area is also divided into 2 (two) sub-areas, Batu Ampar and Muka Kuning, which has been planned and developed for the following purposes:
- Passenger and cargo seaport.
- Terminal servicing ferries for Singapore and Johor, in Batu Ampar.
- Offices and shopping centres
- Industrial areas in Batu Ampar and Muka Kuning.
- Green area containing natural reserve
- Water reservoir.
- Pantai Timur (East Coast); covering an area of 17,141 Ha. This area is divided into 3 (three) sub-areas, Nongsa, Kabil and Duriangkang, which has been planned and developed for the following purposes:
- Tourism, such as beach resorts.
- Marina facilities, golf courses and housing.
- Seaport servicing ships up to 150,000 DWT, at Kabil.
- Industrial area at Kabil. Airport.
- Natural reserve, including catchment forest for Duriangkang water reservoir.
- Batam Centre; covering an area of 2,567 Ha, having been developed and operates as follows:
- Industrial area.
- Business district.
- Government offices.
- International ferry seaport.
- Rempang-Galang islands in the Barelang area have been classified together, with a total area of 34,217 Ha, and has been developed and utilised for the following purposes:
The infrastructure encompasses 6 (six) main areas, as follows:
Roads and Bridges
To date, more than 500 km of paved roads are in use, whilst 6 (six) new bridges are in use connecting the islands of
Batam, Tonton, Nipah, Setoko, Rempang, Galang, and Galang Baru.
A total of 6 (six) water reservoirs for drinking water are in use, in association with water treatment plants
and pipe distribution networks, to accommodate up to one million people, far in excess of the present population.
This service has been enabled with co-operation between BIDA, local and international
companies. Water supply is to the standards as set by the World Health Organisation. Go to top
The electrical supplies for Barelang have been established, with state owned electric company supplying around
131 MW of the electricity consumed in the area, and the remaining 176MW being supplied by private companies.
Many of the Industrial Estates have their own power generation to help ensure adequate supply for their tenants. Go to top
A modern telecommunication system is in operation on Batam Island, which is considered to be the best in Indonesia.
Telecommunications in the region are handled by 7 (seven) major national companies:
- Telekomunikasi Indonesia ('Telkom). managing domestic lelecommunication
- Indosat, managing international telecommunication
- Telkomsel, Exelcomindo. Satelindo and BYRU managing cellular telecommunication.
- Lintas Artha, managing data telecommunication.
Telkomsel provides coverage in 26 provinces throughout Indonesia and has formed international roaming agreements
'dill `Switzerland. Singapore, Australia. Denmark and I Inland, and will shortly include other Asian and European
Indosat provides digital subscriber services on a point-to point basis, with speeds from 64kbps up to 4 Mbps.
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International ferry terminals, are In operation at Sekupang. Teluk Senimba, Nongsa and Batu Ampar. Domestic lorry
terminals are operating at Sekupang and Telaga Punggur. In anticipation of increasing tourist numbers, BIDA is in
the process of constructing an additional International ferry terminal in Batam Centre. which will also be capable
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Hang Nadim International Airport is located in the eastern part of Batam Island, within easy access from
anywhere on the island. The runway. is 4,000 m long and 45 m wide. The present apron size is 130,500 sq.mtr.
which is to be extended to 170,000 sq.mtr in the near future. The terminal is currently 31,500 sq.mtr, with expansion
bringing it to 88,000 sq.mtr. Currently there are 4 (four) boarding bridges, with the future development
bringing that number to 12 boarding bridges. At present, the terminals can cater for more than 3,000,000 passengers
per year, with an estimate of more than 8,000,000 on the completion of development. Go to top
Trade and Industry
In general, most industries can be set up in Batam. Because of topographic condition, light to medium manufacturing
industries, shipyard. agro-industry, and fishery are suitable in Batam. The most common industries developed in
Batam are electronics and related products, such as printed circuit boards, computer components and parts, audio
and video equipment, and automotive parts. Other light industries include fabrication of leather goods, shoes,
garments, toys, consumer products, household products and health-care products. Numerous companies are also involved
in medium industry, such as steel fabrication, pipe threading, oil exploration equipment. oil prefabrication, offshore
jackets, and heavy equipment.
Trading and industry in Barelang focuses on export and import, with the amount of export in 2000 up to USD 6.8 billion
and import of goods at USD 5.7 billion. There are a total of 95 companies using the certificate of origin to export to
60 countries. The government of Indonesia is continually relaxing the regulations on trading and exporting, such as the
iatest regulation in December 1998 that allows exporting of scrap metal. Go to top
The industrial companies involved in these industries are spread over 14 (fourteen) industrial estates with a total
area of 1,227 Ha. Some of these estates, have modern facilities. They provide complete working environment, including
ready-built factories and offices, staff housing, hospital, health services, social and recreational facilities,
price-controlled retail outlets, and also offers ongoing management support services.
Batam is also suitable for the production of offshore oil drilling equipment and platforms. In Batam Island,
the shipyard construction area is also a major growth area with 41 shipyards now in operation. Numerous well-known
multi national companies are already operating in Batam, among others are: ABB, Ballast Nedam, Ciba Vision,
Epson, Halliburton, Hydril, Hyundai, Labroi, - Matsushita, McDermott, Nippon Steel, Pan United Shipyard, Philips,
Sanyo, Schneider Manufacturing, Seagate Technology, Siemens, Sony, Thomson Television, and Tomy Toys.
Companies are allowed to build factories outside industrial parks, on individual lots obtained directly from
Batam Authority. From a total industrial area of 3,400 Ha., +/- 800 Ha is still available for lease.
There are currently more than 470 Foreign companies operating in Batam. Go to top