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

Indonesia has made remarkable development strides in the 21st century, including sustained economic growth and significant reductions in poverty.

An upper middle-income country, Indonesia aspires to be a high-income country by 2045, while avoiding the middle-income trap. The country’s progress is, however, at risk of reversal because of the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on lives and livelihoods. Public health measures and expanded social and economic assistance are among the near-term priorities.

Then, as part of a sustainable economic recovery, Indonesia must overcome its longstanding development challenges, including developing human capital, boosting competitiveness, managing climate change and disaster risks, and achieving environmental sustainability.

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