Capital of Province : Ambon.
Border area :
East: Irian Island/Papua Province.
West: Sulawesi Island/Sulawesi Sea.
North: Seram Sea.
South: Indonesian Sea and Arafura Sea
Geographical Location : 2o 30’-9o South Latitude and 124o-136o East Longitude.
Total Area : 581,376 km2.
Population : 1,581,278 people (2012), 1,608,786 people(2013).
Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 4.86 trillion (2012), IDR 5.11 trillion (2013).
GRDP per Capita : IDR 7.15 million (2012), IDR 8.11 million (2013).*
Export : IDR 3.6 trillion (2013), IDR 3.34 trillion (2014).**
Import : IDR 4.02 trillion (2013), IDR 4.68 trillion (2014).**
*) GRDP catalog District / City in Indonesia 2009 - 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics. Excluding the petroleum and gas.
**) GRDP catalog of Maluku According Expenditure 2014, BPS Maluku province. 2013 provisional numbers, 2014 numbers very provisional.
Airport: Amahi Airport, Bandanaira Airport, Bula Airport, Dobo Airport, Dumatubun Airport, Liwur Bunga Airport, Matilda Batlayeri Airport, Moa Airport, Namlea/Namniwel Airport, Namrole Airport, Pattimura Airport and Wahai Airport.
Highway: State Highway (1,297.4 km) and Provincial State (1,066.65 km).
Port: Air Buaya/Teluk Bara Port, Namilea, Amahai Port, Ambon Port, Banda naira Port, Dobo Port, Waisari Special Port, Leksula Port, Namlea Port, Saumlaki Port, Tual Port, Tulehu Port, Wahai Port, and Waisarisa Port.
Industrial Zone: Jaya Maluku Agung.
Land Transportation: N/A.
City Transportation: N/A.
Communication Network (Optical Fiber & Data Access) :
Network system of optical fiber broadband backbone Sulawesi-Maluku-Papua Cable System (SMPCS) is currently being developed by the government. SMPCS is a development of fiber optic network that reaches 8 provinces and 34 districts in Eastern Indonesia, including North Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, North Maluku, Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, West Papua and Papua, with a total length of 8,722 kilometers. The development of SMPCS itself is expected to facilitate control of e-budgeting, e-purchasing and cash management system for finance throughout the country and if the program combined with the development of infrastructure, it is expected that the distribution of logistics will be much more equal and make the prices getting much cheaper and affordable for communities in Eastern Indonesia, especially Papua. Optical fiber backbone also enables the entire community to connect with internet service without any exception. Equal distribution of access to communication and information in eastern Indonesia will ultimately accelerate development and economic equality and to improve national competitiveness in the region to welcome the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community.*
In order to answer the needs of national power, the government announced the construction 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). The total demand for electricity in the entire region of Maluku is 0.28 GW and 0.26 GW of electricity procurement will be handled by the PLN. While the remainder, 0.02 GW will be handled through Independent Power Producer (IPP). 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 1.41 million (2013), IDR 1.41 million (2014).
Number of Job Seekers : 38,698 people (2013).
Government of Maluku 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 Board (BPMD) of Maluku Province
Jl. Pengeringan Pantai Waihaong No. 1 Ambon 97128
Phone. 0911 - 314245, 353421
Fax. 0911 - 314246, 310165
Cp: Arman Tuharea
Office of Maluku Governor
Jl. Raya Ptimura No.1
Agriculture : Corn, soy, pineapple, banana, sweet potato, and cassava.
Plantation : Cocoa, rubber, coffee, coconuts, cloves, cashew nuts, nutmeg.
Livestock : Cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffalo, and horses.
Services : Nature and Cultural Tourism.
Fisheries : Wild Fisheries, aquaculture, mariculture, ponds farming.