PT Jamsostek had begun to build seven twin blocks of Rusunawan flats in the industrial area of Kabil, batam to complement 3 previous Rusunawa already built and ready in the same region.
Laying on first stone had been done by the Mayor of Batam Achmad Dahlan, president of jamsostek Hotbonar Sinaga, commissioner of KTTB Chris Wulan and other related parties by scooping sand together upon the building foundation at the integrated industrial estate at kabil (KITTB) in batam on Friday.
The stone laying ceremony was followed by stone laying for building sports facilities, mosque, multi purpose building, office building and shopping center at KTTB. In the background were six existing twin towers, three Jamsostek with specific color (green and white) and three other units by other developers.
Hotbonar said that the three twin block were expected to be occupied by workers this May 1st coinciding with Labor Day commemoration. The Jamsostek Rusunawa apartment belonged to good living rental category.
Funding for these Rusunawa apartmet project was taken from workers welfare promotion fund (DPKP) allocated at Rp 150 billion. The DPKP itself originated from 5 percent of PT Jamsostek’s profit of 2010 amounting to Rp 1.5 trillion. Mean while the total asset managed by PT Jamsostek at the moment was worth Rp 100 trillion. “ I hope the head of state would inaugurate these seven apartment blocks by end of year” Harbonar remarked.
Ten twin blocks of apartments could accommodate 8000 workers. Jamsostek members at Kepri numbered 250,000 people. Batam’s mayor Dahlan stated that Batam still needed 75 twin blocks of Rusunawa by 2012 to cope with population growth. By 2009 there were already 52 blocks, by 2010 ten twin blocks would be built, in this year 2011 15 twin blocks would be buit. So by 2012 there would be 75 twin blocks in existence.
Meanwhile Chris explained that when KTTB was developed 20 years ago, the area was still swamps. Kepri’s potential was great including the Natuna gas project expected as supporting factor. KTTB was 500 hectares wide, had sizable water reservoir to supply water for the industry. The management of KTTB also facilitated workers’ need in this 10 hectare space. 27 towers would soon be built.