Ukraine approves 26 large enterprises for privatization in 2018
The Ukrainian government has approved a list of large enterprises for privatization in 2018. It includes 26 enterprises: five regional electricity supply companies, Centrenergo, Odesa Port-Side Plant, Turboatom, Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine, United Mining-Chemical Company and Sumykhimprom.
"We are selling them to make investments and enterprises work efficiently. We need to attract qualified advisers to privatize large enterprises... We will get it over with the shadow privatization in Ukraine by this decision," Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said, commenting on this decision at a meeting on Thursday, predicting a strong confrontation of opponents to this approach.
Head of the State Property Fund Vitaliy Trubarov said that 18 enterprises are already in the Fund's management, including Ternopiloblenergo (50.999%), Zaporizhiaoblenergo (60.2475%), Kharkivoblenergo (65.001%), Mykolaivoblenergo (70%) and Khmelnytskoblenergo (70.0089%), Kherson (99.8328%), Dniprovska (99.9277%), Kryvy Rih (99.9864%) and Severodonetsk combined heat and power plants (CHPPs), Azovmash (50%), Turboatom (75.2241%), Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine (51%), Oriana (99.9988%), Aluminum foil plant (state-owned enterprise), President Hotel (100%), Centrenergo (78.289%), Odesa Port-Side Plant (99.5667%) and Sumykhimprom (99.9952%).
Trubarov said that three enterprises are managed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade: United Mining-Chemical Company (100%), Electrotyazhmash and Dniprovsky Electric Locomotive Plant (state-owned enterprises), two more facilities are in the management of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food - Agrarian Fund and the State Food-Grain Corporation of Ukraine (100%) and one each are subordinated to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Health: the Coal Company Krasnolymanska (state-owned enterprise), Ukragroleasing (100%) and Indar (70.7016%) respectively.