ADVANTAGES IN BATAM
Besides having a strategic location, space availability, labor supply, and government support, Batam has the advantages of having well-developed, modern infrastructure. More than 1,676,78 km of paved roads and highways are there to link centers of activites. These roads are continuously being improves with the audition of lanes anticipate the rapid growth of traffic. There are four locations of seaport to serve cargo vessel and six locations of passenger ferry terminals around the island to minimize travel times to destinations with more than 96 trips daily serving Singapore and Malaysia. The biggest seaport in kabil has berthing capacity of 35,000 DWT (Dead Weight Tonnes) and is being improved to accommodate ships up to 150,000 DWT. In its ultimate phase, it will have a total wharf length of 5.5 km with an 18 meter draft.
The hang nadim international airport has a 4,025-m runway, the longest in Indonesian, to serve wide body passenger and cargo aircraft with 22 flights daily to Jakarta, and average 1,050 flights weekly to other major cities in Indonesian. The terminal builing has a total floor area of 31,500 sqm and will gradually be expanded to its ultimate design of 88,000 sqm.
Telecommunication facilities are also of the highest standard with state-of-the-art technology wich as used only 90% of the available capacity. One does not feel isolated in batam since communication to all parts of the worlds is only one button away. Electrity is supplied by PLN, the state-owned electric company, and additional power is also supplied by private power plants. Gas distribution is available in Batam supplied by the state owned gas company (PGN) to support power plant, coomercials and households. Fresh water is abundantly available from eight man-made water reservoirs built around the island with the total capacity of 4,440 liters/second. Supply of clean water is sufficient to support a population 1.030.528 people has conformed to the standard of the world health organization and currently runs at a capacity 2,771.90 liters of clean water per second.