1326 articles in Asia

Jakarta concessions shaken but stable after court ruling Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

An Indonesian Supreme Court judgement published last month was vocal in its condemnation of Jakarta’s water concessions, although it stopped short of terminating the contracts. What happens next?

Suez and Astratel sell out of Palyja Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Rumours that the Salim Group is behind the buyers of an Indonesian water concession have been categorically denied by a group company. What do we know?

ST Marine joins Singapore’s homegrown desal squad Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Newcomer ST Marine fought off competition from Sembcorp and Keppel to win the Jurong Island desalination plant. It is now looking to build up a water business in Southeast Asia and the Arabian Gulf. Can its success be replicated outside of Singapore?

India backtracks on treated sewage quality Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A surprise turnaround by an Indian ministry on effluent standards will disappoint technology vendors, but is a net plus for Indian water.

Evolving Chinese PPP market reshuffles the pack for private water companies Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

As the early pioneers of the Chinese PPP market pack up and head for home, and as the first BOT contracts begin to expire, GWI maps out the players in the new PPP market, and takes a look at how international specialists can fit in.

A new vantage for Vietnam Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

What is causing the fervour of excitement around the Vietnamese water market? GWI’s Willy Yeo investigates.

Asia water in brief Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Indian concessionaire SPML has signed an agreement with 11 banks, led by Canara Bank, to swap INR5.5 billion ($83 million) of existing debt into new convertible bonds.

Darco-InfraCo team pioneers water concessions in Vietnam Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A Singapore government-brokered partnership between Darco Water Technologies and InfraCo Asia is treading virgin ground for foreign companies in Vietnam. Bearing the demand risk is the price to pay for getting back into the asset ownership business.

InfraCo Asia dives into water sector Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A joint venture with Darco will be InfraCo Asia’s first investment in the water and wastewater treatment industry. It will be looking for a quick exit.

IFC eyes Vietnam water player DNP Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Dong Nai Plastic Company, which has built up a portfolio of five water projects and utilities in Vietnam, has piqued the IFC’s interest. An equity injection is on the cards.