Yekhanurov on OPP privatization: Now it can not sell

Ехануров о приватизации ОПЗ: Сейчас его нельзя продавать

To privatize the Odessa port plant in modern conditions is impossible, according to former Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov. He said this in the “Evening Prime” to “112 Ukraine”.

According to him, each object of privatization should be greatly prepared for her. “Every object you need to seriously prepare. Today, it is not mass privatization. Today, individual and serious work. I was recently in the state property Fund, there are qualified people… Yet we only have interest in building monopolies. Someone, something was missing for complete happiness is to tie everything into a chain. In this direction will go,” – said Yekhanurov.

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“As for the HMO, at the time, in 90-e years it was impossible to sell. I did everything in order not to be sold because the company was profitable for the state. Now it can’t be sold. Who will buy it? Who will supply raw material? It is necessary to negotiate with the Russians. How to negotiate with the Russians in war? This is no telling. And so with every object. You need to watch the whole chain and to prepare for the sale. Now is not the best time to sell. Sell items only to earn money in the budget?” – asked the politician.

“I don’t believe that will be the plan for the privatization. This is a common question the image of the country. I am a pessimist”, he concluded.

The SCR performs the overload of chemical products from CIS countries for export. Takes 3rd place in Ukraine for the production of nitrogen fertilizers and is the largest state asset, while put up for sale. July 18 was the deadline for submitting applications for the competition for the sale of the plant. The competition has not come a single application, so the state property Fund recognized the tender void. After that, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced the intention to put the SCR on the re-auction. During the first auction the state property Fund of Ukraine offered for the starting price of 99, 567% IPF – 13,175 billion.

Also recall that the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office is investigating the case against the top management of the SCR. Was detained the Deputy Director of the SCR Nicholas Surikov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SCR and the first Deputy Chairman of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Sergey Fracture. During a pretrial investigation it is established that in may 2015, the first Deputy Chairman of the Board NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” appeared intent regarding embezzlement of funds of the society in favor of JSC “Ukrnafta”, where 50+1% is owned by private shareholders.