South Sumatra

Capital of Province : Palembang.

Border Area :

East: Bangka Belitung Province

West: Bengkulu Province

North: Jambi Province

South: Lampung Province

Geographical Location : 01o - 04o South Latitude and 102o - 106o East Longitude.

Total Area : 91,592.43 km2.

Population : 7,701,528 people (2012), 7,828,700 people (2013).

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 72.09 trillion (2012), IDR 76.4 trillion (2013).

GRDP per Capita : IDR 20.39 million (2012), IDR 23.05 million (2013)*

Export : US$ 3.91 billion (2013), US$ 3.08 billion (2014)**

Import : US$ 565.99 billion (2013), US$ 750.21 billion (2014)**

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

**) catalog of Foreign Trade Statistics 2014 of South Sumatra, BPS South Sumatra Province.

Infrastructure :

Airport :Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport

Highway : 1.452,18 km.

Sea Port : Boom Baru Palembang Port, Sungai Lumpur Port, Sungai Sungsang Port, Dermaga Kertapati (PT Batubara Kertapati).

Industrial Zone : N/A.

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 1.63 million (2013), IDR 1.85 million (2014).

Number of Job Seekers : 30,391 people (2012), 13,105 people (2013).


Government of South 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 Licensing and Promotion Board (BP3MD) of South Sumatera Province

Jl. Jenderal Sudirman No. 90 Km 4,5 Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, 30128

Phone. 0711 – 411007

Fax. 0711 – 411199

Email: Website:

Office of South Sumatera Governor

Jl. Kapten A. Riai No. 1, Palembang

Phone. 0711 – 352105

Fax, 0711 – 352105


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

Plantation : Palm oil, cocoa, rubber, sugar cane, coffee, coconut, palm, cloves, Gambier, cotton, cinnamon, candlenut, pepper, patchouli, nut, tea, 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