Bataminfo.co.id, Batam-Mayor of Batam-Head of BP Batam Muhammad Rudi continues to fight for the aspirations of the Rempang people to the central government. Relocation of residents has also been prepared in the Galang area with complete facilities.
In fact, the new village will later become the main fishing village. He revealed that as a result of meetings with the Central Government, the location chosen was not far from the current location and still faced the sea.
In this village, complete facilities will be built as the Main Fisherman’s Village with port facilities for fish landings, ice factories, refrigerators, and other facilities including elementary to high school.
“Building certainly takes time. “BP Batam is currently re-drafting the DED because the layout of the village has changed in size from 200 meters to 500 meters per resident,” said Muhammad Rudi.
In fact, during relocation, residents will be taken care of, from temporary housing to appropriate assistance such as rent to living costs.
“It is estimated that the house will take six months to build, so the waiting time is not long,” he said.
Rudi, who is also the Head of the Batam Business Agency, even stated that he does not want the community to be harmed when investment comes in. Rather, how investment comes in and society can prosper.
“The location we will prepare will be 8 kilometers from the main road and an 8 meter wide road will be built with electricity and clean water infrastructure,” he said.
HMR even invites the public to dialogue directly with residents. According to data from the Department of Population and Civil Registration (Disduk Capil) of Batam City, there are 2,600 heads of families spread across 16 villages in Sembulang and Rempang Cate sub-districts.
“I deliberately came to meet the community. We, together with Forkopimda, continue to think about where the residents will move to if this area is developed. “Now we are having a dialogue to convey what policies to provide to the community,” he said.
Meanwhile, community representative, Imo, admitted that the government’s program was very good and from the government’s presentation there were no policies that would make the community miserable.
“We are ready to support whatever the government wants. “We only have one request to consider the old village and cemetery,” he said.
Meanwhile, another resident, Nurul Hidayah, wants the relocation not to leave the Rempang area and to empower local communities in companies that invest in Rempang.
“We never make investment difficult, we Rempang residents want to see Rempang’s progress in the future,” he said.
The dialogue that was opened went smoothly and all complaints and wishes of the community were accommodated and responded to directly by the Mayor of Batam who is also the Head of BP Batam, Muhammad Rudi.
“I will do what I can, today I am present and ladies and gentlemen can meet me at any time. “I am part of ladies and gentlemen (society),” concluded Rudi.
[Original article Siapkan Relokasi di Galang dengan Fasilitas Lengkap by bataminfo.co.id. Translation by Google Translate.]