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Today's Headlines Construction

  • Waskita Karya Shares Down after Gov't Halts Elevated Construction Projects

    Waskita Karya Shares Down after Gov't Halts Elevated Construction Projects

    Shares of listed construction company Waskita Karya are under pressure on Wednesday (21/02) after the Indonesian government decided to temporary halt all elevated construction projects that involve girder installations (which include projects such as flyover toll roads, bridge construction, and the light rail transit, or LRT).

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  • Nindya Karya Plans IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018

    Nindya Karya Plans IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018

    State-owned construction company Nindya Karya plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018 as the firm's corporate earnings have improved after its restructuring and revitalization programs. Nindya Karya business involves (1) general contracting, (2) engineering, procurement, Construction (EPC) and (3) realty.

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  • Heavy Equipment Production & Sales on the Rise in Indonesia

    Heavy Equipment Production & Sales on the Rise in Indonesia

    Production and sales of heavy equipment in Indonesia is recovering more markedly in 2017 on the back of rising activity in the country's mining and construction sectors. Between 2012 and 2015 sales of heavy equipment plunged sharply in Indonesia. In 2016 a modest recovery was seen. This year, the recovery of Indonesia's heavy equipment sector is progressing at a faster pace.

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  • Infrastructure Competitiveness Indonesia: Reason for Optimism?

    Infrastructure Competitiveness Indonesia: Reason for Optimism?

    After seeing the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, Indonesian construction companies gained optimism that the improved ranking of Indonesia in terms of infrastructure competitiveness will translate to more private sector involvement in the country's infrastructure sector.

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  • Brantas Abipraya Plans IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018

    Brantas Abipraya Plans IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018

    Indonesian state-owned construction company Brantas Abipraya targets to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018. Suradi Wongso, Finance Director of Brantas Abipraya, said the company plans to offer 30 percent of its total share capital to the public through this corporate move, collecting IDR 3 trillion (approx. USD $226 million) along the way.

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  • IPO Wijaya Karya Bangunan Gedung on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    IPO Wijaya Karya Bangunan Gedung on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Wijaya Karya Gedung (Wika Gedung), a subsidiary of construction firm, Wijaya Karya, is planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. The company, which focuses on the construction of private buildings, offices, apartment, shopping centers, and other commercial as well as non-commercial buildings, plans to offer 30 percent of its total share capital to investors. Wika Gedung targets to raise a total of IDR 1.5 trillion (approx. USD $114.5 million) from this move.

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  • Heavy Equipment Industry Indonesia Plagued by Low Commodity Prices

    Heavy Equipment Industry Indonesia Plagued by Low Commodity Prices

    Production of heavy equipment in Indonesia fell 23 percent (y/y) to 4,100 units in 2015 due to the weak conditions in the mining and agriculture sectors. Traditionally, most of heavy equipment sales occur in these two sectors. Weak demand caused utilization of the nation's installed production capacity for heavy equipment to fall to 41 percent in 2015 from 51 percent in the preceding year. When fully utilized Indonesia can produce an estimated total of 10,000 units of heavy equipment per year.

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  • Construction Firm Adhi Karya Thriving on Indonesia's Infrastructure Push

    Construction Firm Adhi Karya Thriving on Indonesia's Infrastructure Push

    Indonesian publicly-listed construction firm Adhi Karya is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the government's push for infrastructure development across the archipelago. Adhi Karya is for 51 percent government-owned and therefore has close ties with the government. In the first ten months of 2015 Adhi Karya clinched IDR 10.6 trillion (approx. USD $774 million) worth of new contracts, up 100 percent from contracts won in the same period last year. Nearly half of these contracts involve projects (partly) financed by the central or local governments' budgets.

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  • IPO of Indonesia Pondasi Raya (Indopora) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    IPO of Indonesia Pondasi Raya (Indopora) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Construction firm Indonesia Pondasi Raya plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in December 2015. The company, better known as Indopora, aims to raise around IDR 530 billion (approx. USD $39 million) by offering 303 million shares, or 15.1 percent of its paid-up capital, at a price ranging between IDR 1,280 and IDR 1,920 per share. This range is based on a price-to-earnings ratio of 8 to 12 times. Kurnia Salim, Head of Institutional Business at Yuanta Securities Indonesia, said Indopora is projected to collect IDR 333 billion (approx. USD $25 million) in net profit in 2016.

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  • Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Hotel Construction to Grow in 2016

    Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Hotel Construction to Grow in 2016

    In line with rising tourism in Indonesia, the value of hotel construction in Southeast Asia's largest economy is expected to grow 16 percent to IDR 21 trillion (approx. USD $1.6 billion) in 2016. Most of the new projects - roughly 21 percent - are located in the Greater Jakarta area. Besides tapping the tourism potential, hotel developers also want to tap the business potential, meaning that due to expected accelerated economic growth in 2016, there will arrive more foreign businessmen in Indonesia to attend meetings and other activities, particularly as the ASEAN Economic Community comes online.

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Latest Columns Construction

  • Construction Service Related to National Strategic Projects Amended

    Construction Service Related to National Strategic Projects Amended

    Recently, the Indonesian Government issued Government Regulation number 54 of 2016 (Regulation) which is the third amendment of Government Regulation number 29 of 2000 on Construction Service. The Regulation amends the procedures regarding national strategic projects, aiming to expedite the realization of these projects. In this column, we discuss the amendments made by the new Regulation which relate to the direct appointment of Regional-Government Owned Companies (Badan Usaha Milik Daerah - "BUMD") by the regional government.

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  • IPO of Paramita Bangun Sarana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    IPO of Paramita Bangun Sarana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Indonesian general contractor Paramita Bangun Sarana targets to raise up to IDR 350 billion (approx. USD $26.5 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). The company will offer up to 300 million shares, equivalent to 20 percent of its enlarged capital, to investors through the corporate move. Vincentius Susanto, Secretary at Paramita Bangun Sarana, said the indicative price for shares is set in the range of IDR 1,000 - 1,300 a piece. The offering period for the shares is scheduled for 16 - 20 September 2016, while listing on the (IDX) is scheduled for 27 September.

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  • Construction Sector of Indonesia: State-Controlled Firms to Thrive?

    Construction Sector of Indonesia: State-Controlled Firms to Thrive?

    Construction companies in Indonesia are expected to grow strongly, supported by the availability of many new construction contracts, in the second half of 2016. Particularly state-controlled construction firms are expected to benefit from the government's push for infrastructure development. The central government's budget for infrastructure development has risen significantly in recent years (see table below), while the government also tries to direct part of the funds that are generated through the tax amnesty program toward infrastructure development.

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  • Construction Business License Foreign Investment Limited Liability Companies

    Construction Business License for Foreign Investment Limited Liability Companies (PT PMA)

    Recently the Minister of Public Works (Minister) issued a new regulation no. 03/PRT/M/2016 regarding the Technical Guidelines for Granting a Foreign Investment Construction Business License (New Construction Regulation). The New Construction Regulation sets implementing guidelines on how to obtain a construction business license for foreign investment limited liability companies (PT PMA), including the documents required to be submitted and the obligations of the construction PT PMA.

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  • Indonesian Construction Companies in Focus: Total Bangun Persada

    Indonesian Construction Companies in Focus: Total Bangun Persada

    Today, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed the Tax Amnesty Bill into law. Indonesian authorities expect this bill to bring home trillions of rupiah (hundreds of million of US dollars) that partly flow into Indonesia's property sector. Total Bangun Persada, one of Indonesia's leading construction companies, is one of the companies that can benefit from these inflows. CIMB Securities expects the company's revenue to grow 6.8 percent (y/y) to IDR 2.52 trillion (approx. USD $189 million) in 2016.

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  • Indonesian Companies in Focus: Pembangunan Perumahan (PP)

    Indonesian Companies in Focus: Pembangunan Perumahan (PP)

    Corporate earnings of Indonesian state-controlled construction and investment company Pembangunan Perumahan (abbreviated PP) are in line with analysts' forecasts. In the first quarter of 2016, PP's revenue rose 30.6 percent (y/y) to IDR 2.58 trillion (approx. USD $195 million), while net profit rose 5 percent (y/y) to IDR 98 billion (approx. USD $7.4 million) from the same quarter one year earlier. These figures indicate the company experienced a solid start of the year.

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  • Foreigners Need Rep Office or JV for Construction Work in Indonesia?

    Foreigners Need Rep Office or JV for Construction Work in Indonesia?

    Indonesia's economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 was rather disappointing at 4.92 percent (y/y), below analyst estimates that averaged around 5 percent (y/y), due to slowing household consumption, private investors being in a wait-and-see mode, and relatively weak government spending (a usual phenomenon at the year-start). Indonesia's construction sector also grew weakish in Q1-2016. However, the construction sector still has good prospects in the years ahead on the back of the government's infrastructure projects.

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  • Work Permit for Foreigners Working for a Construction Joint Operation Project

    Work Permit for Foreigners Working for a Construction Joint Operation Project

    Construction projects by foreign investors are often performed through a Construction Representative Office. A Construction Representative Office is required to set-up a cooperation with a local construction company by way of a Joint Operation, which can then perform construction contracts. Foreigners which are assigned by the foreign investor to work for such projects are required to obtain a work permit. In this column we examine the often raised question "does the expatriate work for the Construction Representative Office or for the Joint Operation?".

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  • Steel Pipe Industry of Indonesia to Thrive on Infrastructure Boom

    Steel Pipe Industry of Indonesia to Thrive on Infrastructure Boom?

    With Indonesia's construction and infrastructure sectors expected to grow in 2016, backed by government support, Indonesia-based steel pipe manufacturer Steel Pipe Industry of Indonesia should manage to see higher net profit this year. The company, with its factories in Sidoarjo and Surabaya (East Java), has the largest steel pipe production capacity of all steel pipe producers in Indonesia. With its six factories - and 34 production lines - the company's production capacity currently stands at 588,600 metric tons per year.

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  • Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Gaining Momentum in 2016

    Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Gaining Momentum in 2016

    After having grown rapidly in the years 2010-2013, infrastructure development in Indonesia lost its momentum in 2014. This was due to limited available government funds, uncertainty caused by the legislative and presidential elections, and the nation's slowing economic growth. After Joko Widodo became Indonesia's seventh president in October 2014, it was expected that infrastructure development would revive. However, it didn't. But Widodo made one important move by seriously reducing energy subsidies, hence making more funds available for infrastructure development.

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