Kolkata, Mar 31 : Country’s largest commercial bank, State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a loan agreement amounting to up to USD 1 billion with JBIC. SBI has signed a similar deal with JBIC in October 2020.
The loan is intended to promote smooth flow of funds for the whole range of business operations of Japanese automobile manufacturers in India.
JBIC is a policy-based financial institution, wholly owned by the Japanese government, with the objective of contributing to the sound development of Japan, the international economy and society.
On the occasion of signing the agreement, Dinesh Khara, Chairman, SBI, said “Covid 19 crisis has delivered a significant shock to global trade, disrupted production lines and depressed global demand. At a time when people are preferring personal mode of transport, this collaboration between SBI and JBIC will help the bank in extending loan facility to entire supply chain of Japanese automobile industry including suppliers, dealers and ultimately to the end users.”
Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, said, “Maruti Suzuki is making efforts to balance between the environmental friendliness of our vehicles and our customer’s need. The special support for our environment friendly vehicles will accelerate Suzuki group’s initiative towards environmental care”.