Government of Indonesia has developed 13 special economic zones (SEZs) spread across the country, with total investments Rp85.3 trillion and have absorbed a workforce of 8,686 peoples. The nation aimed to build 17 SEZs in this year.
Number of SEZs have been operated; SEI Mangkei SEZ in North Sumatra, Tanjung Lesung SEZ in Pandeglang Regency (Banten), Palu SEZ (Central Sulawesi), Bitung SEZ (North Sulawesi), and Morotai SEZ (North Maluku).
In addition, the Maloy Batuta Trans Kalimantan SEZ (East Kalimantan), Mandalika SEZ (West Nusa Tenggara), Tanjung Kelayang SEZ (Bangka Belitung Islands), Arun Lhokseumawe SEZ (Aceh), and Galang Batang SEZ (Riau Islands).
Furthermore, the Sorong SEZ (West Papua) will become the eleventh SEZ, whose operations will be officially opened on Oct. 11. The other SEZs, namely the Singhasari SEZ have just been designated as SEZs through Government Regulation Number 68 of 2019, and the Tanjung Api-api SEZ in South Sumatra whose status has been previously established, are now preparing to enter the operational stage.
In addition to the 13 SEZs, four SEZs in the process of being determined are Kendal SEZs (Central Java), Likupang SEZs (North Sulawesi), Nongsa SEZs (Batam), and MRO SEAs (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) in Batam Island.