North Sumatra is a province of Indonesia on the Sumatra Island. This province has a special uniqueness in national economy arrangement. This province is agarics area which becomes development center of plantation and horticulture, also one of industrial development centers and tourism gates in Indonesia in the other side. It happened because natural resources potential and ecosystem characteristic which are very conducive to region and national economic development.
Its capital is Medan, the most populous Indonesian province outside of Java. Medan is the third largest city in Indonesia. The City has a mix of communities, reflecting its history. There are Melayu, Batak, Padang and Chinese.
The seaport of Belawan is about 20 km to the north, as the main seaport which direct connection to Malacca Strait. A toll highway connects Medan to Belawan. Polonia International Airport, is under construction and will replace Polonia Airport. It will operate around the end of 2011.
The province of North Sumatra is rich in flora and fauna. The main exports are rubber, tea, palm oil, cacao, coffee and tobacco the excellent commodity of t he plantation sector is rubber. Oil palm plantation is also wide enough. The fame of Deli Tobacco has made North Sumatera well known in the world. It is still exported to Europe and other countries. These potential sources make the investors choosing North Sumatra as their main project. For example, Sumatra Mandeling and Sumatra Lintong Coffee beans are grown in Sumatera and largely exported to USA.
Medan City is still growing in many sectors, such as: tourism, industrial, plantation, transportation, agricultural and automotive project. Medan is a transit going to another area for their project, such as: Oil and gas project, pln, inalum project.
From airlines, will be opened new route to Nederland, by Garuda Indonesia. Its shows the demand of tourist or business people to Medan already increases.