Northern coast of the Karimun Besar Island predicted to be a center of economic growth and investment in the Regency of Karimun, Riau Islands province because it is a free trade zone.
Along the northern coast of the Karimun Besar Island, ranging from Pangke Village, Pasir Panjang to Pongkar Village has established a number of large companies are expected to begin production in 2012.
Some giant companies with an investment of up to trillions of dollars are building a corporate infrastructure, including fabrication and offshore company from Italy, PT Saipem Indonesia, fuel oil storage company from Germany, Oiltanking and a number of shipbuilding companies in the country and abroad.
''The north coast will become a new economic growth center because it is located in free trade zone,''said the Head of Integrated Services Licensing District Karimun, Mohammed Tahar.
Northern coast of the Karimun Besar Island very strategic because dealing with the waters adjacent to Singapore.
Apart from being a center of shipbuilding industry, the beach will also be built Pongkar Village tourism center with five-star hotel facilities.
The domestic and foreign tourists will be pampered with amenities such as in the area of tourism on Airfare, Bintan.
In the village is also under construction Pongkar international-class container port is expected to be completed by 2012.
''Karimun Regency will become a new economic growth center in the future. This will positively impact the community's economy,'' said Tahar.