Riau


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Riau

 

a group of islands belonging to Indonesia and located in the South China Sea, south of the Malay Peninsula. Area, approximately 3,400 sq km, excluding the Lingga Archipelago. The main islands are Bintan (1,075 sq km) and Batam. The islands are composed primarily of granites. The terrain is hilly, with elevations reaching 360 m. There are coral reefs along the shores. Pepper, rubber, and copra are harvested. There is a large bauxite deposit on Bintan. The inhabitants also engage in fishing. The chief port is Tandjungpinang.

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The most prominent private local television channel is Riau TV (RTV).
Both are located in the province of Riau, Sumatera.
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In 2007, WWF discovered that 10 wild Sumatran elephants chained tightly to trees without food or water in Riau after they were secretly captured by the local forestry authorities for having raided crops in a nearby village.
Eight people have been killed by tigers on Sumatra in the last five weeks, while Riau villagers have killed at least four tigers during the same period.
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In the first triangle Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to build a crude oil blending, storage and terminal centre on a Riau island (off Central Sumatra).
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SINGAPORE, Sept 18, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - BlackGold Natural Resources Limited (the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group" or "BlackGold") is pleased to announce that, on 15 September 2017, it entered into a Heads of Agreement (the "HOA") with various parties to form a new consortium (the "Consortium") in relation to an ongoing cooperation project for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 2 x 300 MW coal-fired power plant in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia (the "Riau-1 Project").
Implementing agency : Provincial Government Of Kepulauan Riau Province
Jakarta, Sha'ban 29, 1435, Jun 27, 2014, SPA -- Authorities in Indonesia are preparing to send emergency teams to douse forest and bush fires causing thick smog in Sumatra's Riau province, an official said Friday.