Japanese investors are interested in "Ukrtelecom" purchase. I reported to journalists about it today the first vice-the prime minister Oleksandr Turchynov, the correspondent of RBC - Ukraine reports.
According to him, in case of unblocking by the President of privatization "Ukrtelecom" can be offered for sale first of all. "We have information on interest of the Japanese companies which can give for it the real market price. In selling for nothing to anyone, we aren't interested", - he declared. At the same time he didn't report the name of the Japanese company which has shown interest to privatization of the enterprise.
In turn the prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko declared today that privatization will be unblocked soon. According to her, the relevant decision was made on October 20 at National Security and Defense Council meeting. Thus the prime minister reported that it is entrusted to government and State property fund to prepare the list of objects which will be offered for sale. Thus all of them will be realized at the auction "with use of exclusively transparent mechanisms", the prime minister declared.
We will note that earlier the head of the State property fund Valentina Semenyuk emphasized that from - for falling in stock market privatization of objects of strategic appointment is inexpedient.
We will remind, in January of this year the government entered "Ukrtelecom" in the list of objects privatizeable. But later these initiatives were blocked by the President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko.
JSC Ukrtelekom is the national operator of wire communication and is in management of the State property fund of Ukraine. The authorized capital of the company makes 4,681 billion UAH. The state possesses 92,86% of actions of JSC Ukrtelekom, 7,14% of actions - to labor collective.
In the first half of the year 2008 the company received net loss of 101,89 million UAH. The similar period of 2007 "Ukrtelecom" finished with net profit of 172,89 million UAH