ICBC give loan commitments US$4 billion for Garuda, Semen Indonesia and Antam
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) give a loan commitment with total value US$4 billion for three state-owned enterprises (SOE) PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (IDX: GIIA), PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (IDX: SMGR) and PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (IDX: ANTM).
ICBC commit to lend Garuda Indonesia $1.5 billion, Aneka Tambang $1.5 billion and Semen Indonesia $1 billion. According to Deputy Minister for SOEs Fajar Harry Sampurno the fund will use for several projects such as Antam’s ferronickel project, cement plant project of Semen Indonesia in Aceh, Kupang, Myanmar, Sri Langka and debt refinancing also for aircraft purchase.
“This is the first loan commitment from ICBC to Indonesian company. After signed the MoU, the fourth parties will will discuss more the projects to be funded,” He told press after the Signing of MoU between ICBC, Garuda Indonesia, Semen Indonesia and Aneka Tambang at Garuda office in Jakarta.
ICBC’s director Thomas Arifin adding, the loan commitment is part of continuation synergy with three SOEs that have been created between Indonesia and China. While, Finance Director SMGR Darmawan Junaidi stated this cooperation is expecting to help the company to find a breakthrough in order to remain a major player related to the development of the cement industry and infrastructure projects in Indonesia.
Previously, three state-owned banks — PT Bank Mandiri Tbk (IDX: BMRI), PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk (IDX: BBRI) and PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk (IDX: BBNI), — have secured loans worth a total of $3 billion from the China Development Bank (CDB), which will be used to finance infrastructure projects in the country.
The state owned banks will get loans worth $1 billion respectively with a tenor of 10 years. Around 30 percent of the loans would be received in Renminbi (RMB). The term of the loan is in accordance with the infrastructure financing which requires long-term funding.
These loans are the first phase of the CDB’s commitments to lend $30 billion to Indonesian state owned companies and in line with the government program that would boost the infrastructure sector. The loans are expected to further spur economic growth in Indonesia.
According to the State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, the loans will be used for developing infrastructure projects in Indonesia, which have become the priority program of President Joko Widodo.
The loans are a follow-up of the MoU signed in February this year by the Indonesian Ministry of State Enterprises and China’s National Development Reformation Commission (NDRC).
In the MoU, a loan commitment was obtained from two Chinese financial institutions, the CDB and the Industrial and ICBC, which agreed to provide $20 billion each or a total of $40 billion.
“CDB and ICBC are ready to provide a standby loan for infrastructure projects in collaboration between the SOE Indonesia and SOE of China,” said Rini Soemarno.
She added, the state-own construction firm PT Adhi Karya Tbk (IDX: ADHI) is also exploring loans from CDB worth Rp7 trillion for a Light Rapid Transit (LRT).
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ICBC give loan commitments US billion for Garuda, Semen Indonesia and Antam