JAKARTA. Banking conglomerations are more interested in toll road credit. Recently, 14 banking conglomerations have agreed to form a conglomeration to fund Pejagan-Pemalang toll road project in Central Java.
Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) becomes the lead arranger of the credit project, which amounts to Rp 4.73 trillion. As the syndication leader, BNI will disburse Rp 1 trillion funds.
Some financial conglomerations involve in funding the toll road project, including Bank Panin, Bank Artha Graha, ICBC, as well as the local banks, such as Bank Sumut (North Sumatra), Bank Jateng (Bank of Central Java), Bank Sulselbar (Bank of South and West Sulawesi), Bank Nagari, Bank Kalteng (Bank of Central Kalimantan), Bank DIY (Bank of Yogyakarta), Bank Maluku Malut (Bank of Maluku and North Maluku), and Bank Jambi (Bank of Jambi).
Director of BNI Putrama Wahju Setiawan said that the interest rate of the syndication credit is 10.5%. BNI itself has allocated Rp 71 trillion of syndication credit as per November 2016.
Aside of BNI, some other banks also depend of credit of infrastructure, particularly toll road to boost the credit growth in 2017.
Corporate Director of Bank Mandiri Royke Tumilaar said that the bank expects that the infrastructure sector will contribute to 40% of the total of corporate credit. “We will still allocate at least another Rp 4-5 trillion to fund toll road projects,” Royke said.
Bank Mandiri is now processing the disbursement of syndication credit for the project of Batang-Semarang toll road, which needs Rp 2 trillion-Rp 3 trillion funding. Bank Mandiri will become the major shareholders of the project. The bank itself will involve other two or three banks to the project.
Previously, Institutional Director of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Kuswiyoto said that in 2017, BRI will still allocate the corporate credits to infrastructure credit, including to toll road and electricity projects.
BRI targets that the infrastructure credit will grow by 30% from the prognoses of infrastructure credit as per 2016 that amounted to Rp 45.11 trillion to Rp 58.6 trillion in 2017. The number increases by 50% from Rp 30.08 trillion in 2015.
Slow but sure, the locals’ banks are also active in increasing the portion of infrastructure credit. Let alone, to date the toll road constructions are blooming outside Java. In the next year, infrastructure sector will be the mainstay of Bank Sumut to achieve a 9% credit growth in 2017.
Meanwhile, as of September 2016, Bank Jatim has allocated as much as Rp 1.3 trillion syndication credit, mainly to the projects of toll road construction.
(Muhammad Farid/ Translator)
Editor: Barratut Taqiyyah
Editor: Barratut Taqiyyah