Manila Water Company, Inc. (“Manila Water”) signed a EUR250 Million, 7-year term loan facility with Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and Bank of China Limited, Manila Branch. The loan is the first EUR-denominated commercial loan of the company and will be used to finance the company’s capital expenditure program in Metro Manila’s East Zone for 2019-2020.
Manila Water earnings for the first half of 2019 stood at ₱2.9 billion, 18 percent lower than the previous year. This decline is still driven by the impact of the water supply shortage which hit its Manila Concession business early this year. Outside the East Zone, domestic business operations saw higher earnings contribution while foreign operations held steady. On the other hand, new business developments continue to provide market expansion and new sector opportunities.
Manila Water (Thailand) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Manila Water Company, Inc., through Manila Water Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., signed a THB5.30 billion, 5-year term loan facility with Mizuho Bank, Ltd. – Bangkok Branch and Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited to take out the previous bridge loan used to finance the acquisition of an 18.72% equity stake in Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Public Company Limited.