Southeast Sulawesi

sulawesi tenggara

Capital of Province : Kendari.

Border Area :

East: Maluku Province (Banda Sea).

West: South Sulawesi Province (Bone Bay).

North: South Sulawesi Province and Central Sulawesi Province.

South: East Nusa Tenggara Province (Flores Sea).

Geographical Location : 02o45 -06o15 South Latitude 120o45 -124o45 East Longitude.

Total Area : 148,140 km2 (74.25% waters, 25.75% land and small islands).

Population : 2,360,611 people (2013).

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 1.6 trillion (2012), IDR 1.7 trillion (2013).

GRDP per Capita : IDR 15.6 million (2012), IDR 17 million (2013).*

Export : US$ 975.89 million (2013), US$ 326.38 million (2014).**

Import : US$ 497.88 million (2013), US$ 578.66 million (2014).**

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

**) Export and Import catalog 2014 of Southeast Sulawesi, BPS Southeast Sulawesi Province.

Infrastructure :

Airport: Beto Ambari Airport, Buton Utara/Lantagi Airport, Haluoleo Airport, Matahora and Sugimanuru Airport.

Highway: State Highway (1,397.05 km), Provincial Highway (906,09 km) and District/City Road (8,117.77 km).

Sea Port: Bau-bau Port, Kendari Port, PT Antam UBPN Operasi Pomalaa Special Port, Kolaka Port, Langgara Port, and Nusantara Raha Port.

Industrial Zone: N/A.

Land Transportation: N/A.

City Transportation: N/A.

Communication Network (Optical Fiber & Data Access):

South Sulawesi is one of the eight provinces that could access infrastructure development of broadband backbone network optical fiber of Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua Cable System (SMPCS) which has been initiated by the government. With an infrastructure length of 8.772 kilometers, SMPCS expected to replace satellite services that have been used in the voice and data telecommunication model in Eastern Indonesia, and accelerate the growth of communications services that can support the promotion of economic growth in the region.*

Electricity : Government program to build a source of electrical energy by 35 GW welcomed by Southeast Sulawesi Province through the construction of power plants of 100 MW. This development of electrical energy source would be generated from two plants, each with a capacity of 50 MW. With the addition of 100 MW of electrical power, Southeast Sulawesi is expected to reach excess of 80 MW of electrical energy to be able to meet domestic electricity needs. During this time, Southeast Sulawesi experiencing a shortage of electrical energy to reach 12 MW of electricity consumption needs of society.

Regional Minimum Wage : IDR 1,125,207 per month (2013), IDR 1.4 million per month (2014).

Number of Job Seekers : 7,697 people (2013).

*) From various source.


Government of Southeast Sulawesi 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 Southeast Sulawesi Province

Jl. Mayjend S. Parman No.2, Kendari, Sulawesi Tenggara

Phone. +62401 3126053

Fax. +62401 31216182

Office of Southeast Sulawesi Governor

Kompleks Bumi Pradja Anduonouhu, Kendari, Sulawesi Tenggara 93232

Tel. +62401 391609

Fax. +62401 391614


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

Plantation : Palm oil, cocoa, coffee, coconut, palm, cloves, cashew, cotton, candlenut, pepper, patchouli, nutmeg, areca, corn and vanilla.

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

Livestock : Cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes and horses

Service : Nature and Cultural Tourism