West Papua

Capital of Province : Manokwari.

Border Area :

East: Papua Province.

West: Seram Sea and Maluku Province

North: Pacific.

South: Banda Sea and Maluku Province

Geographical Location : 0o ,0 4o ,0 South Latitude and 124o ,00 132o .0 East Longitude

Total Area : 97,407,61 Km2.

Population : 806,995 people (2012), 828,293 people (2013).

Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) : IDR 13.78 trillion (2012), IDR 15.1 trillion (2013).

GRDP per Capita : IDR 23.75 million (2012), IDR 27.21 million (2013)*.

Export : US$ 4.05 billion (2014).**

Import : US$ 27.55 (2014).**

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

**) www.irjabar.bps.go.id.

Infrastructure :

Airport: Utarom Airport in Kaimana District, Dabo Airport in Teluk Bintuni District, Kebar Airport in Manokwari, Torea Airport in Fakfak District and Rendani Airport located in Manokwari, that has the longest airstrip in this province, and become the main airport.

Highway: State Highway (1,168.16 km), Provincial Highway (973.28 km) and district/city road (3,764.84 km).

Sea Port: Terminabuan Port, Inawatan, Fakfak, Kaimana, Manokwari, Oransberi and Bintuni.

Industrial Zone: Arar Industrial Zone

LandTransportation: N/A

City Transportation: N/A

Communication Network (Optical iber & 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 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 1.72 million (2013), IDR 1.87 million (2014).

Number of Job Seekers : 4.715 people (2013), 5.798 people (2014).***

*) http://setkab.go.id.

**) The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.

Government of West Papua 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 Economics Office of West Papua Province

Jl. Siliwangi No.1

Phone. 0986 - 213124, 213065, 211719

Fax. 0986 -211719, 21312

Kantor Gubernur Provinsi Papua Barat

Jl. Siliwangi No 1, Manokwari

Phone. 0986-211719

Fax. 0986-213124

Website: http://www.papuabaratprov.go.id

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

Plantation : Palm oil, cocoa, rubber, coffee, coconuts, cloves, cashew nuts, nutmeg.

Livestock : Cattle, pigs, goats.

Services : Nature and Cultural Tourism

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