"Thereis increased investment from year to year from 2006 to 2011 experienceda significant increase," said Director of Investment, Marketing, and PRBP Batam, Rustam Hutapea at the inaugural event Exploitation AgencyBatam, Bintan and Karimun (BBK BP-), Monday (02/07/2011).
In detail Rustam explained, in 2006 as many as 42 firms invested U.S. $ 192 million. while in 2007 there are 79 foreign direct investment with an investment of U.S. $ 299 million. Whereas in 2008 a decline of investment to 77 investors, but the value of its investment increased to $ 422 million. "In2008 a decline in the amount of investment but investment valueincreases," he said in a presentation before the governor, vicegovernor and the Regional Leadership Forum (FKPD) Batam Riau Islands inthe BP Building.
Headded, in terms of investment amount, in 2009 there was an increasethat is 83 investors with an investment of U.S. $ 358 million. And in the year 2010, total fixed investment increased to 114 investments with a value of U.S. $ 391 million. Rustamalso said that BP Batam provides recommendations for the development ofthe investment in Batam, among others, over the ship, oil and gasindustry, electronic manufacturing, ship building and tourism.
"In2011 this road map we mentioned earlier that the addition of a governorof new islands in the area of the island of Batam FTZ ornate widow,"he said. While the years 2011-2015 the development of infrastructure, human resources, optimizing land use, and marketing and promotion. After 2015, his road map for the transformation of industrial development that has added value, and service sector development.
"BP'swork plan Batam include highway corridor development plan, Batam wastewater treatment system project, and bridge-bintan batam. For themotorway immediately tendered," he said. Meanwhile,in the same place, Secretary of the Council Area Agency Exploitation,Jon Erizal said that Riau Islands Province Investment growth in 2011 isexpected to increase 100 percent from a year earlier. Ifinvestment in 2010 worth U.S. $ 300 million, the year 2011 is targetedat the value of investments increased to U.S. $ 600 million. Thiswas conveyed by the Secretary of the Board of Regions, Jon Erizal, onthe sidelines of the event Inauguration of Chief, Deputy Chief andMember of BBK in building BP BPKPBPB Batam.
"Weare targeting an increase of 100 percent in 2011, so it can absorb manyworkers who can directly address the issues of poverty,". he concluded. (Amir)