SCIB signs MoU for Indonesia’s 4G telco project

The project will take 3 years to complete and involves the construction and installation of 4G telco towers in 3,704 villages

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / graphic TMR

SARAWAK Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT Semesta Noor Berkarya (SNB) and PT Envy Manajemen Konsultansi (EMK) to explore partnership with the construction of 4G telecommunications (telco) towers for Indonesia’s outermost regions.

Under the MoU, SCIB will anchor the formation of the partnership as well as provide the corporate management setup.

The project, which comes under Indonesia’s Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency, is expected to take three years to complete and involves the construction and installation of 4G telco towers in 3,704 villages.

SNB will build and install the 4G telco towers, including site survey and acquisition as well as other supporting infrastructure works.

Meanwhile, EMK, which is involved in business advisory, consultation, project management and other corporate management activities, will provide project management services through operational and technical supervision.

SCIB MD and CEO Rosland Othman said in a statement today that SCIB is at a distinct advantage for this project as more than 60% of the proposed sites of the 4G telco towers are located in Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo, which provides optimal opportunities to synergise their business as their three factories are located in Kuching, Sarawak.

The project, he said, supports their strategy to diversify geographically by seeking opportunities for their engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) business.

“We will certainly take this opportunity to also explore roles in the building of Indonesia’s multibillion-dollar new capital at Nusantara.

“We look forward to working with SNB and EMK on the project, which is part of the push to provide Internet access to Indonesia’s outermost, remote and underdeveloped areas as part of the country’s national digital transformation framework,” he added.

SCIB leverages its manufacturing business producing building materials as well as an Industrialised Building System (IBS) to complement the EPCC business. The company is the largest precast and IBS manufacturer in East Malaysia with the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of building materials annually.