Japanese government promotes “infrastructure export” by Japanese players in various fields such as electric power plant.
In an international infrastructure project, if Japanese company is awarded major EPC contractor, current Japanese policy enables Japanese government funded ex-im bank Japan Bank for International Cooperation to lend enough debt to the project owner, often with other leading Japanese banks. This is a great opportunity for infrastructure project owners who don’t have means to fulfill funding.
But since, many countries installed law system to make competitive bidding mandatory in public infrastructure projects, Japanese players need to win the bidding, before aforementioned debt by JBIC is initiated. This is natural.
Previously, international infrastructure projects of more than US$ several hundred million were developed by Japanese large trading houses, namely Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, Itochu and Marubeni. However, opportunities are so many, especially in emerging countries, there is a huge room for an agent company like us to enter into this arena.
By strong research capability, we identify the space to enter both in domestic and in international market. IT infrastructure is also our covered field.