New Delhi: NTPC on Wednesday signed an agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for a loan worth Rs 3,500 crore.
JBIC will provide 60 per cent of the loan amount and the balance will be extended by commercial banks namely Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bank of Yokohama, San-In Godo Bank, Joyo Bank and Nanto Bank, under the JBIC guarantee, NTPC said.
“NTPC entered into foreign currency loan agreement with JBIC, the Japanese Government policy-based financial institution, for JPY 50 billion (approximately USD 480 million or Rs 3,500 crore),” a company statement said.
The facility is extended under JBIC’s Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation (GREEN) for projects which ensure conservation of global environment.
The loan proceeds will be used for funding its capex for Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) and renewable energy projects. This is the first loan for NTPC under JBIC’s GREEN operations in India, it claimed.