Minister of the
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Head of the Reforms Delivery Office within the
Cabinet of Ministers Oleksandr Saienko
chaired the second meeting of the Working Group on privatization, during which
the team prolonged the work on the list of key enterprises subject for
privatization in 2018.
the meeting were Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk, the
Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus for the EBRD Francis Malige, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and
Trade of Ukraine Maxym Nefiodov,
representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, acting Head
of the State Property Fund of Ukraine Vitalii Trubarov, members of the Strategic Advisory Group for
Supporting Ukrainian Reforms (SAGSUR) and international experts.
On the outcomes
of the meeting, a draft plan for major privatization was approved. It was
decided that the State Property Fund would submit it for consideration at one
of the upcoming Government meetings. The participants heard information from
the Fund that had agreed a list of small enterprises subject for privatization,
which would be sold for the first time through transparent electronic auctions
under the new rules. The Fund was commissioned to ensure the privatization be
carried out transparently and in the interests of the state budget.
Members of the
Working Group also heard representatives of the Ernst & Young company, which had been chosen as adviser in the
privatization of Centerenergo.
attendees heard an interim report on the privatization of the Odesa Portside Plant. It was decided at the next meeting to
consider in detail the presentations of top investment advisers on possible
ways and approaches to privatization of this strategic object.