Indonesia has the largest economy in terms of GDP and population in Southeast Asia, and also has large energy, minerals, forestry and fisheries resources. It is, therefore, a country that enjoys a high economic potential.
- BIG MARKET IN EXPANSION : The Republic of Indonesia comprises nearly 17,508 islands and has a population of over 250 million people being the fourth most populated country in the world. This large human capital in expansion is one of the main pillars of its development.
- STABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH : The Indonesian economy is growing rapidly with an stable annual rate of 6.5% of its GDP which besides creating jobs and reducing poverty, has driven the development of a middle and upper class that requires better and better services and products. In addition, Indonesia has a rising international influence and has expectations of become one of the top 10 world´s economic powers within the next 10 years.
- POLITICAL STABILITY : Indonesia is a middle-income country, with a consolidated democracy and a stable social and political system (especially after the positive results obtained in the last presidential elections held in July 2014) .
- ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES : Indonesia has great potential in minerals, energy and fisheries resources and it is therefore one of the most interesting developing countries within the emerging group called E7 (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and Turkey). Besides Indonesia as a "maritime" country aims to connect all ports of the islands and make the port of Jakarta a platform to facilitate imports and exports to other countries, from Shanghai and Malaysia, up to South Africa and Mexico.
- FAVORABLE REGULATION : Since 2006, the Indonesian government has promoted a series of political reforms aimed at improving and promoting investments in the country, to accelerate the development of infrastructure and to modify the financial sector. Also, through the Ministry of Public Works, the Government is carrying out a process of reforms including the privatization and restructuring of public companies operating primarily in the construction sector, what is a clear call for foreign capital investments. Another measure of the Government to improve the business climate in Indonesia is the approval of the Investment Law (25/2007), which equals the national investment with foreign investments offering the same treatment to both of them, this way ensuring the legal and financial security to the investor, regardless of their origin.
- INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT : The Infrastructure Master Plan "Master Plan Perluasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Indonesia (MP3EI) dan program Public Private Partnership (PPP)" will be carried out in Indonesia until 2025, in which the Government plans to invest about 600,000million US$ (439,700 million euros). It is a public-private partnership, where 35% comes from the private sector. Likewise the Legal Reforms in the tax and labour sectors that the government has made in order to attract foreign investment (such as the New Investment Law which provides incentives for the implementation of investment projects in infrastructure and environmental conservation) are clear favorable elements. The opportunities related to infrastructure sector are mainly in the areas of energy, telecommunications, information technology, water supply and treatment and transportation (roads, airports, ports).