Batam Island was first inhabited by the Malays as the strait people since the year 231 AD. The island that once served as the field of struggle of Admiral Hang Nadim against the Dutch colonial invaders and was used by the government in the 1960s as a petroleum logistics base on Sambu Island.
Batam investment authorothy or BP Batam will hold an international-scale cultural festival themed BP Batam International Culture Carnival 2017. The event is planned to be held on Jalan Imam Bonjol, Nagoya, on Saturday (16/12/2017). The festival is part of the 188th anniversary of the Batam Anniversary.
The sailing ship KRI Bima Suci-945 (or KRI Bima Suci) is a training ship for cadets / cadets that recently acquired on mid 2017 from Spain. Noted as a replacement ship of KRI Dewaruci which has been operating since 1953, the new sailing boats will be introduced to every port city in Indonesia. The inauguration of the KRI Bima Suci into the ranks of the indonesian Navy will function as a Naval Cadet Trainer (AAL).
Based on data from Batam city island department of workforce & labor, from 2014 to 2017 the number of companies closed tend to increase. In 2014 there were 37 companies close and 13,620 employees are laid off. This figure increased in 2015 with 54 companies closed and 7,188 employees laid off. Then in 2016 there were 62 companies close down with 378 employees are laid off. While in 2017 there are 78 companies close and 1,286 employees are laid off.
What kind of budget support for HIV / AIDS prevention in Batam City? Secretary of Commission IV of Batam City Legislative Council, Udin P Sihaloho, who were asked this matter by the batampos press directly apologized. “I personally apologize. This is our weakness in the Batam parliamentary although it is negligent and we did not accommodate HIV prevention this year due to zero budget when the budgeting function is in us, “he said.
In total of five units of houses in the Sei Lekop, Tanjung uncang region of Batam city island, was badly damaged by tornado on Monday (4/12/2017). The cyclone that devastated the five houses in South-western part of Batam occurred at 14.00 pm, when heavy rain fell and lightning struck. The condition of the six houses was badly damaged.