KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 Malaysia's national power producer Tenaga Nasional will sell as much as 5 billion ringgit ($1.7 billion) in 20-year Islamic bonds, chief executive Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said.
The company will issue the sukuk in August or September with the proceeds used to finance a coal-fired power plant in Janamanjung in the northern state of Perak.
The bonds will be structured according to the ijara or Islamic leasing contract.
($1 = 3.003 Ringgit)
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