The Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BKPM) today announces investment realization data of Domestic Direct Investment (DDI) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Q1 (January – March) 2017, which hit Rp 165.8 trillion, grew by 13.2% compared to the same period in 2016, Rp. 146.5 trillion. Investment realization in Q1 2017 has absorbed 194,000 people. Chairman of BKPM, Thomas Lembong stated that achievement of investment realization in First Quarter of 2017 gives optimism to reach the national target for investment in 2017 which is Rp. 678.8 trillion.