Suara.com – Minister of Investment/Head of BKPM Bahlil Lahadalia invited Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) Tito Karnavian and Minister of Agrarian Spatial Planning (ATR)/BPN Hadi Tjahjanto to a meeting to discuss accelerating the development of the Rempang Eco-City area in Batam, Riau Islands, Sunday (17/9/2023).
Head of the Promotion, Public Relations and Protocol Bureau, Ariastuty Sirait, said that Bahlil held a coordination meeting to accelerate the development of environmentally friendly investment in the Rempang Island area, Batam City.
Apart from the two ministers, Bahlil also invited the Deputy Chief of Police, Deputy Attorney General, Head of BIG (Geospatial Information Agency), Governor of the Riau Islands, Head of BP Batam, and Forkopimda of Riau Islands Province.
Previously, Bahlil revealed that he received instructions from President Joko Widodo or Jokowi to return to Batam City to oversee the accelerated development of the Rempang area.
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Ariastuty said that the presence of Bahlil and his entourage is expected to provide positive encouragement and be a breath of fresh air for accelerating investment realization in Batam.
Furthermore, he is optimistic that the development of Rempang as Indonesia’s new economic engine can be realized well. Because, apart from providing a multiplier effect on surrounding cities/regencies, the Rempang Eco-City project will also open up new job opportunities for the people of the Riau Islands.
“Let’s together create a conducive investment climate to achieve significant progress for economic development and better welfare for all the people of Batam,” he said.
During this visit to Batam, said Ariastuty, the three ministers were not scheduled to go to Rempang today.
“Yeah, I didn’t go to Rempang,” he explained. (BETWEEN)