SCIB inks MoU to explore partnership for Indonesian 4G tower project

KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT Semesta Noor Berkarya (SNB) and PT Envy Manajemen Konsultansi (EMK) to explore forming a partnership in the construction of 4G telecommunications towers for Indonesia’s outermost regions.

It said the project, which comes under Indonesia’s telecommunications and information accessibility agency (Bakti), is expected to take three years to complete and involves the construction and installation of 4G telecommunications towers in 3,704 villages.

The group said under the MoU, SCIB will anchor the formation of the partnership as well as provide the corporate management setup.

SNB, a state-owned enterprise of Indonesia, will build and install the 4G telecommunications towers, including site survey and acquisition as well as other supporting infrastructure works.

EMK will provide project management services through operational and technical supervision.

SCIB managing director and chief executive officer Rosland Othman said working with SNB and EMK on the project is a distinct advantage for the group as more than 60 per cent of the proposed sites of the 4G telco towers are located in Kalimantan.

“This would provide optimal opportunities to synergise our business as our three factories are located in Kuching, Sarawak.

“The project also supports our strategy to diversify geographically by seeking opportunities for our engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) business, and we will certainly take this opportunity to also explore roles in the building of Indonesia’s multibillion-dollar new capital at Nusantara,” he said in a statement.

SCIB is also involved in the building materials and the Industrialised Building System (IBS) businesses, in addition to its EPCC operations.

The company is the largest precast and IBS manufacturer in East Malaysia with the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of building materials annually, according to the statement. – BERNAMA

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