Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi
Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi

Indonesia has made remarkable progress in its social and economic development in the past few decades. Since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, its economy has grown tenfold and per capita income eightfold. Indonesia reached middle-income status in 2004 and became a G20 member in 2008. Poverty levels fell to single-digit levels for the first time in 2018.

Despite this progress, fostering inclusive and sustainable economic growth remains a challenge in Indonesia. Poverty is still significant, inequality and regional income disparities are relatively high, and quality jobs are scarce. To address these challenges, the Government of Indonesia’s medium-term development priorities include building economic resilience to achieve quality and equitable economic growth; promoting economic infrastructure and basic services; developing quality and competitive human capital; addressing environment and climate change; and supporting regional development.

In Indonesia, BIMP-EAGA covers the provinces of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, the island chain of Maluku, and Papua.

West Kalimantan is part of the West Borneo Economic Corridor (WBEC), which also includes Brunei Darussalam and Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysia.

North Sulawesi is part of the Greater Sulu–Sulawesi Corridor (GSSC), which also includes Sabah in Malaysia, and Mindanao and Palawan in the Philippines.

BIMP-EAGA Officials and Contacts in Indonesia

H.E. Airlangga Hartarto 
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs on Regional Development

Senior Official
H.E. Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman
Deputy Minister for International Economic Cooperation 
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs

National Secretariat
Mrs. Netty Muharni
Assistant Deputy Minister for Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation

Priority Infrastructure Projects with Indonesia as Lead Country

As of 14 November 2019

No. Project Name Estimated Project Cost (US$ Million)
1 Tanjung Selor to Sabah Border Road 130
2 Pontianak–Entikong Transport Link (Tayan–Serawak Road Rehabilitation) 35
3 Manado–Bitung Link (Toll Road Component) 400
4 Balikpapan–Samarinda (Toll Road, East Kalimantan) 877
5 Railway Makassar–Pare-Pare (South Sulawesi) 492
6 Baland Island Bridge (East Kalimantan) 103
7 Railway Pare-Pare–Mamuju 470
8 Rehabilitation of capacity of Balai Karangan Entikong Road 32
9 International Freight Terminal in Aruk, West Kalimanta 23.10
10 International Freight Terminal in Entikong, West Kalimantan
11 International Freight Terminal in Nangabadau, West Kalimantan
12 Supadio Airport (Upgrading) 237
13 Juwata Airport (Upgrading) 69
14 Sam Rantulangi Airport (Upgrading) 76
15 Adi Soemarmo Airport (Upgrading) 93
16 Manado–Bitung Link (Manado Port Expansion) 360
17 Manado–Bitung Link (Bitung International Port Expansion) 2,615
18 Makassar New Port 98
19 North Kalimantan Power Grid Interconnection 82
20 Aruk Border Crossing 17
21 Nanga Badau Border Crossing 13
22 Entikong Border Crossing 16
23 Bitung Special Economic Zone 175