Batam as an area for free port, industries, and tourism, plays a very important role in the development of Indonesia. By the end of 2012, the number of population in Batam has reached 1,235,651 people which distributed evenly in the city of Batam, and with a total number of manpower 335,562 people which mostly work in industrial sector.
To meet the transportation needs in line with the growth of population, there is a demand to build monorail line that will connect various areas in Batam.
BP-Batam has duty to provide infrastructures and facilities such as transportation, housing, health care and others, in order to support industrial activities in Batam.
The government plans to build Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Batam when it becomes a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). This is done so that Batam can be attractive to investors when it becomes a SEZ later.
The Batam LRT will connect Batam Centre area to Tanjung Uncang area via Muka Kuning area (phase-1) and for the next phase, Batam LRT line would link to Batu Ampar area and Batam Hang Nadim International Airport