The State Property Fund and The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade conducted an inventory of state assets, the first one in 25 years. The inspection lasted over a year, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine Ihor Belous has said in an interview for the Business magazine.
As a result of the inspection 3.5 thousand enterprises were identified. However, this figure is approximate because it excludes those assets that are not included in the statutory fund of the enterprises. According to the Head of the State Property Fund, “Ukrzaliznytsia” may serve as an example – some objects such as hospitals, factories etc. were not included in its statutory fund after the transformation into a public joint stock company.
Thus, tens of thousands of objects entitled to privatization, lease or liquidation should be taken into account. About 1.7 thousand of such companies exist only on paper and have debts. However, only 1.5 thousand may be of interest to investors, but they are not a subject to privatization.
Now, 400 enterprises are being prepared for the privatization. Now, 400 enterprises are being prepared for the privatization. Only 10% of them were transferred to the Fund over the past two years, added the Head of the State Property Fund.
Source: State Property Fund