Groisman instructed to reduce the starting price of the SCR

Гройсман поручил снизить стартовую цену ОПЗ

The price of the SCR will reduce

The Cabinet approved a new list of objects of privatization.

The government of Ukraine with the support of Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman endorsed by the state property Fund changes in the methodology for the evaluation of privatized objects, which will reduce the starting price of Odessa portside plant.

“I believe that we should allow the SPF to put on such initial price, which will attract more people. And then how the government will approve”, – quotes the Prime Minister Interfax-Ukraine.

The Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov asked to postpone the decision, as the members of the faction of the popular front there are doubts. “We have a coalition government,” – he recalled.

At the same time, Groisman insisted on a positive decision, but instructed the SPF to hold public discussion with fractions and justify the new asking price.

Also, the Cabinet meeting today approved the extension of the list of objects for privatization initially approved in 2015, and extended the possibility of their sale in 2017.

“It is necessary to amend the regulatory framework to one government’s decision to transfer the company (SPF) in the state in which they are”, – said the first Deputy head of the Ministry Yulia Kovaliv.

Yesterday the governmental Committee has approved the privatization of five major companies: Turboatom, Electrotyazhmash, the United mining and chemical company (OGHK), the State food and grain Corporation of Ukraine (SFGCU) and state shares in the company, Zaporizhia titanium and magnesium plant (ZTMK).

Earlier in Ukraine have foiled the sale of the Odessa portside plant privatization tender. Contrary to the statements of the authorities about the mass interest in the company by foreign investors, the competition for the sale of the company, scheduled for 26 July was not held because the state property Fund has not received any applications for participation in it.