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Insights InfraCo Asia

Insights from Q1 ~ 1 January to 31 March 2016

Dear ,

Welcome to Insights InfraCo Asia Q1-2016.

In this quarterly e-news we share highlights from Q1-2016, as well as updates and stories from the InfraCo Asia team. Read on and find out more about our unique model bringing sustainable infrastructure development and investment to fruition across South Asia and South East Asia.

If you would like to find out more about collaboration and partnership opportunities with InfraCo Asia, please get in touch: info@infracoasia.com 




Philippines mini hydropower projects

On 28 April 2016, IAD executed a Joint Investment and Development Agreement and Convertible Loan Agreement with Alternergy Hydro Partners Corporation (AHPC) for the development of a portfolio of run-of-river mini hydro power projects in North Luzon in the Philippines. This marks the first project under the Co-Development Programme to reach JDA stage. Read more in this InfraAsia article about the Philippines projects.


As at the end of Q1 2016, InfraCo Asia's portfolio of projects, comprising those under development and under construction as well as in operation, will create access to new or improved infrastructure for an estimated  1.7 million people in South and South East Asia.

PIDG Annual Report

InfraCo Asia is a Member of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). PIDG helps finance infrastructure in the world’s lowest-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and south and south-east Asia.

InfraCo Asia's 2015 development results will be published in PIDG's Annual Report next week on Tuesday 5th July 2016. You will be able to read more about our achievements of 2015 when the publication goes live, via: http://annualreport.pidg.org/infraco-asia.html (link not yet active)

Power and Electricity World Philippines 2016

InfraCo Asia CEO, Allard Nooy, presented at day two of the May 2016 summit about "stimulating greater FDI in the Philippines". He provides further insights in a video interview with conference organisers. Watch it here.

Video footage courtesy of Terrapinn


Nepal Power Investment Summit 2016

In June, InfraCo Asia’s Allard Nooy presented a paper, participated in a panel and was interviewed for two newspaper articles when he attended the Nepal Power Investment Summit 2016. During the four-day Summit, Allard discussed the challenges for investment in Nepal's energy sector.


Q1 News

Some major Q1 milestones have been covered by earlier Special Updates. Read about the appointment of our Chair, John Walker, at the start of the year. Review InfraCo Asia’s signing of Developer Services Agreements with Equicap Asia Private for our South Asia Developer Services Program and with Infunde Development for our South East Asia Developer Services Program. Catch up with our recent launch of the 29.7MW, run-of-river Coc San Hydropower Project in Vietnam.

Visit to Australian donor

InfraCo Asia Chair John Walker and CEO Allard Nooy visited Australia in March 2016 to meet with PIDG member, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. John and Allard engaged with other government departments, businesses, education providers, industry bodies and financial media in Australia’s capital, Canberra, as well as Sydney. The visit involved project updates and focused on the impact of Australia’s donor funding through InfraCo Asia’s development work.

While in Canberra, Allard made a presentation to the Policy Development Centre at Australian National University in Canberra, about Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure.




In Q1 2016, InfraCo Asia shortlisted a new project as part of its Myanmar programme. This will involve developing a renewable energy supply solution for Telco towers based on energy service company (ESCO) model.

In Pakistan, construction on the 50MW Metro Wind Power Project is nearing completion, and is on-track to commence commercial operation in Q3 2016. The Gul Ahmed Wind Power Project has completed around 90% of construction, with a scheduled commercial operation also in Q3 2016.

Key permits and project agreements took concrete shape in Q1 for the Nepal Kabeli A Hydro Power Project. The project has met conditions for financial close under the terms of its generation licence and is now working on the final remaining regulatory approvals before construction can commence.

To view the full InfraCo Asia project portfolio, visit the website.




Thank you for reading the latest edition of Insights InfraCo Asia.

We deliver our Q1 2016 wrap a little late in the year in the wake of an extremely busy first half. Those of you who read our recent Special Update edition of Insights InfraCo Asia will be aware that this month we celebrated the launch of the first project (project financed) in our diverse portfolio to reach commercial operation: Vietnam’s 29.7MW, run-of-river Coc San Hydropower Project. Read more about this significant achievement, here.

June marks one year since we signed a five-year Developer Services Agreement with Infra Capital Myanmar (ICM) to originate, develop and raise financing for commercially viable infrastructure projects in Myanmar on behalf of InfraCo Asia. Through this partnership, we have already seen some exciting projects take shape, and it is heartening to see a growing shortlist of sustainable projects coming to life. ICM is the focus of the ‘Our People’ article featured in this e-news.

Also in June, I had the opportunity to attend Nepal’s first Power Investment Summit, and speak at the forum about a range of issues, including project finance. The ‘Nepal Power Investment Summit 2016’ was well attended, and those gathered were extremely engaged in the challenges and opportunities around infrastructure development in the region.

Finally, I am enjoying my recent introduction into the Twitter-sphere where there are many interesting exchanges of ideas around #infrastructure. Follow @AllardMNooy and @InfraCoAsia and join the conversation. 




InfraCo Asia in the News

InfraCo Asia’s leadership in sustainable infrastructure development receives diverse media coverage.


InfraCo Asia Chair John Walker on de-risking Asian infrastructure projects in the Australian Financial Review; InfraCo Asia Legal and Compliance Manager (General Legal Counsel), Jeremy Saw, on his rewarding work with InfraCo Asia in Access Asia Magazine; coverage of the Coc San Hydropower Project launch in Vietnam.

These and many more articles from the past months are available online.

Q1 Conferences

InfraCo Asia’s John Walker and Allard Nooy both participated as panelists at the Euromoney /IJGlobal Asia Pacific Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum on 3 March 2016 in Singapore. Allard spoke as part of a panel on ‘Building and Powering Asia’ at Baker and Mackenzie’s client forum, Corridors and Connections: Investing in Asia Pacific, in Singapore on 15 March 2016. He also attended the British Chamber of Commerce Energy Debate in Singapore on 14 March 2016




Asia's final infrastructure frontier

InfraCo Asia’s latest feature story profiles Yanis Boudjouher, the co-Founder and Director of Infra Capital Myanmar (ICM). The piece explores the process on the ground in one of Asia’s final infrastructure development frontiers. ICM is tasked with providing developer services for originating, developing and raising financing for commercially viable infrastructure projects in Myanmar on behalf of InfraCo Asia.

Click here to read about the crucial role InfraCo Asia and ICM have to play in Myanmar and their work in partnership to de-risk sustainable infrastructure projects.




InfraPro: Project Management and Delivery

On Monday 14 November 2016, InfraCo Asia's Allard Nooy will be a Keynote Speaker at a Marcus Evans conference in Singapore. The two-day forum covers Project Preparation & Structuring and Contract & Risk Management. Allard will speak about key elements of risk management; financing infrastructure projects & successful implementation.

BritCham Singapore Energy & Utilities Business Group

InfraCo Asia CEO Allard Nooy is a newly appointed Group Representative on the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore’s Energy & Utilities Business Group.

He will be volunteering his time to this forum in the coming months, engaging with the wider energy and utilities community from his base in Singapore.




InfraCo Asia’s key expertise is in the early stage development of infrastructure projects. We are interested in projects located in South East Asia, Myanmar and South Asia that may be ideal candidates for InfraCo Asia’s co-development program. We welcome enquiries - info@infracoasia.com +65 6823 6860

About InfraCo Asia

InfraCo Asia www.infracoasia.com is a commercially managed infrastructure development and investment company headquartered in Singapore. It aims to stimulate greater private sector investment in infrastructure in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Vietnam. InfraCo Asia develops and funds early stage, high-risk infrastructure development activities, taking an equity stake in socially responsible and commercially sustainable projects.

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