North Sumatra

north sumatra

Capital of Province : Medan.

Border Area :

East: Malaysia in Malaka Strait.

West: Indian Ocean.

North: Aceh Province.

South: Riau Province and West Sumatera.

Geographical Location : 1o 4o North Latitude and 98o 100o East Longitude.

Total Area : 71,680.68 km2.

Population : 13,215,401 people (2012), 13,326,307 people (2013).

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 134.46 trillion (2012), IDR 142.53 trillion (2013).

GRDP per Capita : IDR 26.01 million (2012), IDR 29.53 million (2013)*.

Export : US$ 9.6 billion (2013), US$ 9.36 billion (2014)**

Import : US$ 5.1 billion (2013), US$ 5.04 billion (2014)**

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

**) Catalog of Export-Import Statistics 2014 North Sumatra, BPS of North Sumatra Province.

Infrastructure :

* Airport: Aek Godang Airport, Binaka Airport, Bukit Malintang Airport, Dr. F.L. Tobing/Pinangsori Airport, Kualanamu Airport, Lasondre Airport, Sibisa Airport, Silangit Airport, Simalungun Airport, Teluk Dalam Airport.

* Highway: State Highway (2.249,64 km), Provincial Highway (3.048,50 km), District/City Road (33.942,77 km).

* Sea Port: Barus Port, Belawan Port, Belawan Container Terminal Port, Kuala Sarapu Port, Lahewa Port, Leidong Port, Manduamas Port, Oswald Siahaan/Labuhan Angin Port, Pangkalan Brandan Port, Pertamina Sibolga Port, PT Tjipta Rimba Djaya Port, Pulau Kampai Port, Sibolga Port, Sirombu Port, Tanjung Pura Port, Tanjung Sarang Elang Port, Tapak Kuda Port, Tello Port, Teluk Dalam Port.

* Industrial Zone: Medan Industrial Zone, Medanstar Industrial Estate, Pulahan Seruai Industrial Estate.

* Land Transportation: N/A

* City Transportation: N/A

Communication Network (Optical Fiber & Data Access) :

Development of Fiber Optic (FO) or optical fiber to support acceleration and expansion program of Indonesia development one of which is done through the implementation of the Indonesia Digital Network (IDN). To support the government’s project to develop the Palapa Ring project. Palapa Ring is a long-term project which aims to connect national communications networks through fiber optic cable, both sea and land, throughout the islands in Indonesia. Construction of a national fiber optic network will reach 440 districts and cities across Indonesia with a total length of 36,000 kilometers of submarine cables, and inland cable along the 22,000 kilometers. Ring region that become the target object of Palapa Ring is Sumatra Ring along 6,891, Java Ring 8,178 km, Kalimantan Ring 4,293 km, Sulawesi and North Maluku Ring 5,422 km, Bali-Nusa Ring 1,490 km and Maluku-Papua 25 km.

Electricity :

The total demand for electricity in the entire region of Sumatra is 8.7 GW and 1.1 GW of electricity procurement will be handled by the PLN. While the remainder, 7.6 GW will be handled through Independent Power Producer (IPP). 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). 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 1.37 million (2013) , IDR 1.5 million (2014).

Number of Job Seekers : 156,788 people (2012), 10,135 people (2013).


Government of North Sumatra 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 and Promotion Board (BPMP) of North Sumatera Province

Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 11, Medan 20112, Sumatera Utara – Indonesia

Phone. 061 – 4564447, 4532081

Fax. 061 – 4564447


Office of North Sumatera Governor

Jl. Diponegoro No. 30, Medan

Phone. 061 – 4567611

Fax. 061 – 4567611


Agriculture : Corn, soybeans, potatoes, pineapple, banana, sweet potato, and cassava.

Plantation : Oil palm, rubber, cocoa, sugar cane, coffee, coconut, palm, cloves, Gambier, cashew, cotton, cinnamon, candlenut, pepper, patchouli, nutmeg, araca, tobacco, vanilla.

Livestock : Cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffalo, and horses.

Service : Nature and Cultural Tourism

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