Banten Brief History
As stated in the Law, the Government (Republic of Indonesia) understands the importance of the establishment of Banten is to realize some objectives as follow:
Having great potencies on industry and tourism contributes Banten as one of the main investment destination region in Indonesia. Both sectors are spreaded widely throughout Serang Regency, Tangerang Regency, Pandeglang Regency, Tangerang City, and also Cilegon City.
Banten has a huge, world class steel fabric namely Karakatu Steel, established in 1966 located in Cilegon. Its existence has been triggering new industries to emerge, and also ports to grow, which in turn plays an important role in promoting regional growth progress, economically and physically so that based on nationwide scale Banten is classified into a rapid growth region.
A. Letaite Point of View
In order to standardize wages for workers so that they can fulfill their need, both provincial and regencial government issues a Minimum Subsistence Wage policy. For provincial level, the amount in 2006 is Rp 661.613 whereas in regencial level it varies depend on living standard of each region, i.e Tangerang regency Rp 800.000, Tangerang City Rp 802.500, Cilegon Rp 835.937, Serang regency Rp 796.000, Pandeglang regency Rp 755.000, and Lebak regency Rp 750.000.
Social, Culture, and Economy
A. Social and Culture
Parallel to intention to meet needs of transporting goods, services, and passengers both inter and intra city, Jakarta – Merak toll road 88 km and Jakarta – Serpong 18 km. Massive transportation is served by Jakarta – Merak train (129,3 km). Infrastructure in sea transportation are 40 commercial ports, comprises of 1 general port in Ciwandan, 1 ferry port in Merak, and 38 special purpose ports used by industries such as Cigading Port (PT. Karakatau Steel), Merak Mas Port (PT. Indah Kiat).
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Road Network Development Programme
The program is aimed to develop and enhance road capacity among which are:
E. Shopping Centre
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