Starting this November 17, national air transportation company, Garuda Indonesia, will increase the frequency of flight Batam-Jakarta route. Garuda previously flew 35 times a week, and now 40 times. General Manager of Garuda Indonesia Kepri, Setya Budhi said the addition of the flying frequency, in addition to being part of the services provided by Garuda to the public, also to support Batam tourism from the side of air transportation.
Thursday, (9/11/2017) Batam city island had a bad weather hit by heavy rain and strong winds. Even so in Singapore’s Changi airport. Thanks to the proximity of Batam and runway quality comparable with Singapore, the emergency landing can be done successfully.
Batam Enterprises Agency (BP Batam) continues to finalize the development plan of Tanjungpinggir in Sekupang. This investment management agency wants to build the area as an integrated point of interest area which is a blend of industry, tourism and MICE.
Batam City Government is developing applications for smartphone devices to manage the road traffic in Batam. This application is connected to closed circuit television (CCTV) which has been installed at some point of the road in Batam.
The Riau Islands Broadcasting Commission (KPID) conducted a review of the contents aired by Hang FM in Batam city island which also reach to Singapore airwaves. However they found no evidence it was airing radical teachings espoused by the terrorist group.
Hundreds of taxi drivers with online apps (in the network) came to the Batam city Office of Transportation Department (in Bahasa Indonesia called; Dishub), Wednesday (1/11) morning. The arrival of hundreds of online taxi drivers asked for the realease of their fellow online taxi driver named mr.Edo, who on Tuesday afternoon (31/10) while carrying passengers, was detained by some conventional taxi drivers, right in front of the Harbor Bay filling station.