Rada's supporting changes to law on privatization will allow to put Odesa port-side plant up for sale in Apr – SPF head
A tender for the sale of Odesa port-side chemical plant, which opens a large privatization in Ukraine in 2016, could begin as early as April of this year if the Verkhovna Rada in two weeks approves amendments to the privatization legislation (bill No. 2319d), approved at first reading on January 28, Head of the State Property Fund (SPF) Ihor Bilous has stated.
"If in two weeks the bill is adopted as a whole, we can talk about putting Odesa port-side chemical plant up for sale in April," he wrote in his blog on Facebook.
Bilous stressed that if the bill is passed in the form approved at second reading, the State Property Fund guarantees a transparent privatization beneficial to the state.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada since summer 2015 has failed to vote for the bill more than ten times. Two times SPF First Deputy Head Dmytro Parfenenko, seeking additional arguments to convince the deputies to support the document, proposed in such a way to congratulate the head of the State Property Fund on the birth of a child at the beginning of December 2015, on his birthday on January 26, but both times failed.