The Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia (BKPM) reported that total realized direct investment in Indonesia in 2017 reached Rp692 trillion, grew 13.1% from Rp612 trillion in 2016. Thomas Lembong, the Head of BKPM, said investment realization managed to absorb 350,399 Indonesian workers. Domestic Direct Investment increased by 21.3% year-on-year (y/y) last year to Rp262.3 trillion from Rp216.2 trillion in 2016.