Living where you work


Living where you work

Vale Indonesia business activity spread across four regions. The first is in Jakarta, which is the headquarters of business and corporate management. The second is located in Makassar, which is a management branch office for South Sulawesi province. The next location is Sorowako as the central of company's operations, and also Bahodopi which is a development project of Vale Indonesia in the future.


Jakarta is the largest city in Indonesia. Located in the northwest of the island of Java with an area of 661 square kilometers, Jakarta became the center of a metropolitan area of Jabodetabek/Greater Jakarta (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi). Since the 4th century, Jakarta, formerly Batavia, has served as the capital city and an important trading port for the Kingdom of Sunda.

Jakarta is the center of business and government of Republic of Indonesia. Here stands the central government offices, state offices, private companies, and foreign companies. In 2012, income per capita in Jakarta is Rp 110.46 million per year (USD 12.270). In the period 2009-2012, the construction of skyscrapers (above 150 meters) in Jakarta reached 87.5%. This puts Jakarta as one of cities in the world with fastest growing skyscrapers.

Greater Jakarta with population of about 28 million people has become the largest metropolitan area in South East Asia or second place in the world. From the population data released by Wendell Cox Demographia, Tokyo-Yokohama is the largest city, followed by Greater Jakarta, Seoul-Incheon, Delhi, Shanghai and Manila in the term of population.


Formerly known as Ujung Pandang, Makassar is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi. Makassar city has an area of 175 square kilometers and population of approximately 1.4 million people. This city is one of the biggest cities in Indonesia. Significant ethnic groups in the city of Makassar are Makassar, Bugis, Toraja, Mandar, Buton, Javanese, and Chinese.

Through the role of port of Makassar, the city become the most important commercial area in eastern Indonesia, as well as a center of economic activity, government and education. Makassar maritime assets are part of the Spermonde Shelf, a stretch of hundreds of islands in western South Sulawesi. Of that number, twelve islands in the region are part of Makassar.

History of Makassar still maintained until today. Fort Rotterdam, Gowa Sultanate forts which was rebuilt by the Governor General Speelman with Dutch architectural style, still stands majestically. A reporter from the New York Times called it "the best preserved Dutch fort in Asia".


Sorowako is the operation center of Vale Indonesia and our employee housing area. Is one of 11 districts in East Luwu within 590 kilometers from Makassar. Sorowako has a population of 25 537 inhabitants (2011).

According to the Wallace line, this region is a transition between two biogeographic regions of Asia (western part) and Australia (eastern part). That's what makes the area of Matano Lake is rich in diversity of flora and fauna.

Matano Lake has a depth of 594 meters which makes it the deepest lake in Southeast Asia. The lake has good water visibility and become habitat of endemic fishes such as Opudi (Telmatherina celebensis) and Butini (Glossogobius matanensis).


Bahodopi is a sub-district in Morowali, Central Sulawesi. Morowali district has an area of 14,489 square kilometers and has a population of 179 649 people. This district is the division result of district Poso.

In PT Vale’s growth plan, at this location the company will built seaports and refinery to process nickel matte produced at Sorowako process plant.