Capital of Province : Bengkulu.
Border Area :
East: Jambi Province and South Sumatera Province.
West: Indonesia Ocean.
North: West Sumatera.
South: Indonesia Ocean and Lampung Province.
Geographical Location : 2o 16’ North Latitude and 3o 31’ South Latitude and between 101o 01’ - 103o 41’ East Langitude.
Total Area : 19,919.33 km2.
Population : 1,814,357 people (2013).
Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 9.46 trillion (2012), IDR 10.05 trillion (2013).
GRDP per Capita : IDR 13.52 million (2012), IDR 15.09 people (2013)*
Export : IDR 4.31 trillion (2013), IDR 2.39 trillion (2014)**
Import : IDR 320.94 billion (2013), IDR 481.32 billion (2014)**
*) GRDP catalog District / City in Indonesia 2009 - 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics. Excluding the petroleum and gas.
**)Table GRDP at 2010 prices according to the expenditure of Bengkulu province in 2010-2014, BPS Bengkulu Province. Numbers in 2013 are provisional, and in 2014 are very provisional.
Airport : Fatmawati Soekarno Airport, Muko-muko Airport.
Highway : State Highway (774.82 km), Provincial Highway (1,590.52 km), District/City Road (6,030.30 km).
Sea Port : Bintuhan Port, Melakoni Enggano Port, Baai Island Port.
Industrial Zone: N/A.
Land Transportation: N/A.
City Transportation: N/A.
Communication Network (Optical Fiber & Data Access) :
Bengkulu become part of the Sumatra Ring in the development program Nusantara Super Highway. The length of Sumatra Ring is 9,981 km, stretching from the city of Banda Aceh until Bandarlampung. The development of 6 rings of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Nusantara Super Highway across Indonesia, using Palapa Ring configuration. Palapa Ring is a mega development backbone project of optical fiber, initiated by the Government (cq. MCIT), which consists of 35,280 km of submarine cable and 21,708 km of inland optical fiber at 7 rings covering 33 provinces and 460 districts. In the Eastern Region of Indonesia’s own construction of the Palapa Ring consists of submarine cable and 10,812 km of inland cable connecting Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua. The gradual development of National ICT network infrastructure that based on optical network platform known as Nusantara Super Highway is intended to support the acceleration and expansion of Indonesia’s development and support the achievement of a modern, competitive and efficient information society. It is expected that the next few years all cable systems that previously used copper material, will be entirely replaced with fiber-optic cable.*
Total demand for electricity in the whole area of Sumatra was 8.7 GW and 1.1 GW of electricity procurement will be managed by PLN. While the remaining 7.6 GW will be handled through Independent Power Producer (IPP). The fulfillment of the national electricity demand is part of the development plan and infrastructure development in the field of electrical energy through the provision of power generation by 35 GW over the next five years (2015-2019). Investment in this area is very beneficial considering competitive labor costs in Asia, a successful partnership between investors and PLN last five years and the support of the Government of Indonesia through the State Investment List in 2014. In addition, Indonesia is also supported by an abundance of coal supply, solar energy, hydropower and geothermal resources.
Regional Minimum Wage : IDR 1.35 million (2014), IDR 1.5 million (2015).
Number of Job Seekers : 13,429 people (2013).
Government of Bengkulu province provide broad support for the growth of investment. One obvious form of such support is the creation of integrated services in consulting, field assistance and the issuance of investment licenses (for the moment reserved to domestic investment) as a form of non-fiscal incentives that are needed by the investor. Address and telephone number of integrated service office are as follows:
Regional Investment Coordinating Board (BKPMD) of Bengkulu Province
Jl. Batang Hari No. 108, Padang Harapan, Bengkulu 38225
Phone. 0736 - 22044
Fax . 0736 - 22044
Office of Bengkulu Governor
Jl. Pembangunan No. 1, Padang Harapan, Bengkulu 38225
Phone. 0736 - 21502
Fax. 0736 - 21502
Agriculture : Corn, soybeans, potatoes, pineapple, banana, sweet potato, and cassava.
Plantation : Oil palm, cocoa, rubber, coffee, coconut, palm, cloves, jatropha, cottonwood, cinnamon, candlenut, pepper, nutmeg, areca nut, vanilla, vanilla.
Livestock : Cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffalo, and horses.
Services : Nature and Cultural Tourim
Fisheries : Wild fisheries, cages-culture, cage farming, mariculture, rice cultivation and ponds farming