North Maluku

Capital of Province : Sofifi

Border area :

East: Halmahera Sea.

West: Maluku Sea.

North: Pacific Ocean.

South: Seram Sea.

Geographical Location : 3o North Latitude 3o South Latitude and 124o-129o East Longitude.

Total Area : 132,631.09 km2.

Population : 1,086,655 people (2012), 1,114,897 people (2013).

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 3.44 trillion (2012), IDR 3.66 trillion (2013).

GRDP per Capita : IDR 6.34 million (2012), IDR 6.93 million (2013)*

Export : US$ 730.63 million (2013), US$ 29.81 million (2014)**

Import : US$ 4,67 juta (2013), US$ 13,58 juta (2014)**

*) GRDP catalog District / City in Indonesia 2009 - 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics. Excluding the petroleum and gas.

**) Catalogue of Foreign Trade Statistics 2014 Norh Maluku, BPS North Maluku Province.

Infrastructure :

Airport : Bobong Airport, Buli Airport, Dofa Benjina Falabisahaya Airport, Gamar Malamo Airport, Gebe Airport, Kuabang Kou Airport, Leo Wattimena Morotai Airport, Oesman Sadik Airport, Sultan Babullah Airport, Tepeleo Airport, Weda Airport.

Highway : Provincial Highway (1,867.03 km).

Sea Port : Achmad Yani Port, Armada Semut Mangga Dua Port, Bajo Port, Bakata Port, Belang-belang Port, Bere-bere Port, Bobane Igo Port, Busua Port, Daruba Port, Dolik Port, Dufa-dufa Port, Falabisahaya Port, Gabe Port, Gita / Payahe Port, Hiri Port, Jailolo Port, Kedi / Loloda Kedi Port, Kelo Port, Kupal Port.

Industrial Zone : N/A.

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 program is part of the Palapa Ring project which is the telecommunications infrastructure projects such as the construction of 36,000 kilometers of fiber optic throughout Indonesia. The project consists of seven small rings of the optical fiber, namely Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Nusa Tenggara, Papua, Sulawesi and Maluku, as well as a backhaul to connect all of them. 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. *

Electricity :

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 1.2 million (2013), IDR 1.44 million (2014).

Number of Job Seekers : 1,942 people (2013).


Government of North 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:

Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) of North Maluku Kantor Gubernur Maluku Utara Lantai III

Jl. Lintas Halmahera Gosale Puncak, Sofifi

Phone. 0921-3218080, 3128559

Fax. 092 -3218080


Office of North Maluku Province

Jl. Lintas Halmahera Gosale Puncak, Sofifi

Phone. 0921-21044

Fax. 0921-326155

Agriculture : Corn, soy, pineapple, banana, sweet potato, and cassava

Plantation : Cocoa, coffee, coconut, palm, cloves, cashew, cotton, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla.

Livestock : Cows, pigs, goats, buffalo, and horses.

Services : Nature and Cultural Tourism

Fisheries : Wild fisheries, cages-culture, cage farming, mariculture, rice cultivation and ponds farming