Capital of Province : Pekanbaru.

Border Area :

East : Riau Island and Malaka Strait.

West : West Sumatera Province and North Sumatera Province.

North : Malaka Strait and North Sumatera.

South : Jambi and West Sumatera.

Geographical Location : 01o 05 00 South Latitude until 02o 25 00 North Latitude and between 100o 00 00 East Longitude to 105o 05 00” East Longitude.

Total Area : 8,915,016 Ha (89.150 km2).

Population : 5,929,172 people (2012), 6,125,283 people (2013).

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 106.3 trillion (2012), IDR 109.07 trillion (2013).

GRDP per Capita : IDR 50.42 million (2012), IDR 56.46 million (2013)*

Export : US$ 17.56 billion (2013), US$ 21.86 billion (2014)**

Import : US$ 1.97 billion (2013), US$ 31.71 billion (2014)**

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

**) Foreign Trade Statistics catalog of Riau Province in 2014, BPS Riau Province.

Infrastructure :

Airport : Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, Pinang Kampai Airport, Japura Airport, Bagan Siapi-api Airport, Kepulauan Meranti /Bengkalis Airport, Tempuling Airport, and Pasir Pangairan Airport.

Highway : N/A

Sea Port : Pekanbaru Port, Perawang Port, Dumai Port, Bagan Siapi-api Port, Bengkalis Port, Kuala Enok Port, Panipahan Port, Rengat Port, Sei Pakning Port, Selat Panjang Port, Sungai Guntung Port, Tanjung Batu Kundur Port and Tambilahan Port.

Industrial Zone : Dumai Industrial Zone, Tanjung Buton Industrial Zone, Tenayan Industrial Zone.

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. Region ring, which became the target object of Palapa Ring is Sumatra Ring with 6,891 km, Java Ring 8178 km, Borneo Ring 4,293 km, Sulawesi and North Maluku Ring 5,422 km, Bali-Nusa Ring 1,490 km, and Maluku-Papua 25 km. Pekanbaru fiber optic network will cross 72 roads.*

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 1.7 million (2014), IDR 1.88 million (2015).

Number of Job Seekers : 130,993 people (2011), 156,788 people (2012).

*) https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia_Digital_Network_2015 and http://dipenda.pekanbaru.go.id/pd-pembangunan-segera-fungsikan-jaringan-fiber-optic-pekanbaru.

Government of Riau Island 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 and Promotion Board (BPMPD) of Riau Province

Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 460, Pekanbaru, Riau

Phone. 0761 – 20212

Fax. 0761 - 20213

Website: http://bpmpd.riau.go.id

Office of Riau Governor

Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 460, Pekanbaru, Riau

Phone: 0761 – 47367, 47368

Fax: 0761 – 33725

Website: www.riau.go.id

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

Plantation : Oil palm, cocoa, rubber, coffee, coconut, palm, gambier, pepper, areca, sago.

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

Service : Nature and Cultural Tourism

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