Coordinating Minister for Economic Darmin Nasution on Saturday (Dec 8) inaugurated Galang Batang Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bintan, Riau Islands Province. The Development and investment for SEZ values Rp5.6 trillion so far. The SEZ, consisting of a port, 2 million tons of production capacity alumina refinery, a steam power plant, coal gas plant, brick factory, and water reservoir.

Nasution specified that Galang Batang is projected to be an area focused mainly on alumunium and its preservatives, with total investment of Rp36.25 trillion. ZES is also expected to boost the regional economy and involve 23,200 workers.