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Batam planning two special economic zones


Plans afoot: Batu Ampar Port will be expanded as part of Batam island’s infrastructure plans. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

Plans afoot: Batu Ampar Port will be expanded as part of Batam island’s infrastructure plans. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Batam island has proposed developing two special economic zones (SEZs), offering bigger tax breaks for businesses, including those from Singa­pore, and income tax relief for workers.

A senior official said the green light for both zones could come as early as June.

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