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 is pursuing an ambitious development agenda that prioritizes development of infrastructure and human resources, social protection, and structural reform.
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
H.E. Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman
Deputy Minister for International Economic Cooperation
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
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|
|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|