JAKARTA – Bankers assess that national banks can fund upstream oil and gas projects through syndication scheme with foreign banks. The assessment is based on the amount of national banks’ loans to the oil and gas sector is still relatively low at the moment, despite the significant growth being recorded.
Zulkifli Zaini, President Director of PT Bank Mandiri Tbk (BMRI), said the opportunity of syndicated loans provision is possible. Bank Mandiri is open to potentially performing syndicated loans for oil and gas projects. Zulkifli added national banks require some time to develop their funding capacity to fund upstream oil and gas projects.
PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (GIAA)
The state-owned airline company has spent Rp 3.01 trillion of its net IPO proceeds of Rp 3.18 trillion throughout 2013. The company spent Rp 2.54 trillion from the IPO proceeds to develop its armada, and Rp 466.12 billion to fund its 2013 capex. The capex was allotted to the company and its subsidiary. The company still had remaining IPO proceeds of Rp 171.28 billion that is saved as deposits.
PT PLN (Persero)
The state-owned electricity company targets gas consumption for its power plants in 2014 to rise five percent to 470.3 BBTUD in 2014 from actual consumption of 409.9 BBTUD last year. The gas consumption target will be met by optimizing gas distribution from Kangean Energy and PT Nusantara Regas.
PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk (AMRT)
The listed modern retail company—through its subsidiary Alfamart Retail Asia Pte Ltd Singapore—expands to the Philippines by establishing a joint venture subsidiary named Alfamart Trading Philippines Inc with a local partner. Alfamart becomes a minority shareholder in the joint venture with a 35-percent stake and capital of Rp 66.7 billion. The joint venture company will engage in commerce, distribution, and logistics segment.
PT Cita Mineral Investindo Tbk (CITA)
The listed bauxite producer many have to stop producing this year, following the banning of raw mineral export on January 12, 2014. An official of the company expressed his pessimism that the company could be able to produce this year. The company, through the consortium of PT Well Harvest Winning Alumina Refinery, started the construction of an alumina smelter on July of 2013, with investment value of US$ 1 billion in Kendawangan, West Kalimantan. The smelter’s development is expected to be completed in 2015.