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Regional development of Southeast Sulawesi province has 4 priority sectors, namely :

  1. Agriculture in broad meaning
  2. Mining and energy
  3. Industry
  4. Tourism



a. Crops and plantation .

Subsectors of crops and plantation have good prospect to be development are as follows :

1. Corn with area potential more than 500,000 ha. in Kendari and Muna region.

2. Soybean plantation with area potential of 10,000 ha. Kendari region.

3. Sugarcane plantation in Kolaka, Kendari and Muna region.

4. Paddy field development

5. Horticulture's development.


b. Fishery .

Investment opportunity in this field are :

  1. Shrimp aquaculture with potential of 44,899 ha.
  2. Pearl shell aquaculture.
  3. Sea-weed, sea cucumber aquaculture with a potential of 500 ha.
  4. Other coastal like lobster , living fish, etc.
  5. Catching of tuna, skip jack, octopus, etc.


c. Cattle Breeding

Presently cattle from Southeast Sulawesi has been marketed to Java and Irian Jaya. Development of cattle breeding at large scale is possible because of the availability of extensive land farming, and also enough animal feed naturally, and the possible of waste of sugar factory and other agriculture industry.


d. Forestry

Business opportunity is potential in industry plantation Forest for pulp and paper, and furniture. Wood species of pulp and paper are : Acacia mangium, Pinus merkuli, eucalyptus spp and Paraseriantes falcataria. Whiles for furniture are : Tectona grandis ( Teak Wood ). Swientenia mahagoni, pericopsis, Insia bijuga, etc.

In many we could also develop rattan and bamboo. The latter is potential for chopstick industry. total areas possible for industrial forest plantation are 438,000 ha.



Investment opportunity in the field of mining and energy which can be immediately started as follows :

a. Chromate.

potential of this mineral is very large due to the fact that One-third of Southeast Sulawesi soil consist ultra basic rocks. A careful research recently conducted prove that chromate is found massively in tree location of the province at depth of 1 to 2 meters down with a Cr2O3 content of 50 %.


b. Marble

Deposit of marble is found at three location namely in Kolaka region, kendari region and Buton with reserve of more than one trillion metric-tons of marble and crystalline limestone. The color are white, Grey, dark and red.


c. Nickel.

Nickel deposit is found in southern part of Southeast Sulawesi Peninsula. It is mixed with iron, asbestos, and chromate. This mineral is being exploited by a state mining company on area up to 7,000 ha.


d. Hydro-electric

Capacity of power supply at the end of the sixth PELITA  is about 65 MW. The state electric company (PLN) is able to cover about 25 MW only. The gap between the supply and demand will be more increasing especially for industries. It is expected that the problem can be solve by build hydro-electric station, the electric output is cheaper. There are three potential river for this purpose namely lalindu, konaweha and Lasolo rivers.



Industrial activities which have possible to develop are :

  1. Fish canning industry.
  2. Agro-industry processing for chasewnut, cacao, beans, peas, etc.
  3. Quarts processing for glasses and refactory.
  4. Wooden boat building.
  5. Charcoal bricks industry development. The material are easily found from the standing stocks and wastes on the surroundings forests.
  6. Rattan furniture for export commodity.
  7. Sugar industry.
  8. Marble industry.
  9. Cement industry.



This is actractive sector comparing to other The province naturally and culturally is quite rich and potential for tourism.

Some of them are :

a. Tourist development :

  1. Marine parks with beautiful coral reefs.
  2. Natural waterfall.
  3. Cultural and historical remains.
  4. Beautiful beaches.

b. Cultural Attraction : Horse fighting, self defense, rituals, etc.

c. Hunting wild animal : especially pigs and deeds.

d. Hotel development.

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