Rus News Journal

The government will copy the list of the strategic enterprises

privatisation

Yesterday the government has discussed the privatisation program for 2005. Ministers have approved the prepared list, however with large future sales, which, actually, and will make the plan under incomes of privatisation, two weeks will be defined at least. But the list of the strategic enterprises, which sale it is forbidden, in the near future it will be reconsidered and it is considerably reduced.
the chairman of the government of Russia Michael Fradkov was late yesterday for cabinet council. It is more than on half an hour. It was However, found out that the reason valid - he was detained by the president.
Minister of economic development and trade Herman Gref, telling colleagues about privatisation already in the second time for last three months (presented to Ministry of economic development and trade in the end of April the plan of privatisation of premieres has sent on completion), kept easy. And even has optimistically noticed that the plan of privatisation of this year (from sale of the state property it was supposed to receive not less than 35 mlrd roubles) we will still execute. The next year it has planned incomes not less than in 40 mlrd roubles. As he said, this sum can be collected even at the expense of unique sale - a share holding Svyazinvest . But the fiscal purpose in privatisation not the main thing - the state is obliged to create more actively by means of privatisation the competitive environment and to suppose the private capital there where till now the state carried out for it functions unusual for it.
on the foreground there was privatisation FGUPov (the federal state unitary enterprises). More precisely, at the first stage only transformation from FGUPa in Open Society, 100 which % of actions on - former belong to the state. The head of governmental body Dmitry Kozak has suggested Herman Gref to separate sale of actions (that is actually privatisation) from transformation FGUPov without change of the proprietor. if I understand nothing what to speak about the person behind the Humpbacked bridge? - its head of the government has stopped and has urged Herman Gref to tell further.
From the story of the minister it was found out that it is necessary to develop the new law - about the noncommercial state organisations. After its acceptance all official bodies will be transformed to such organisations. Besides, the state should facilitate privatisation, having defined with order of cession of rights on intellectual property when - that created on budget money, - amendments to the law on estimated activity for this purpose be required. And FGUPy mister Gref has suggested to deprive once and for all of the right of the economic conducting which was born at the time of reorganisation. Instead it plans an overwhelming part of those to transform to Open Society, and remained - or in the state enterprises (if they carry out the state functions), or in the noncommercial organisations. The state thus will not suffer: at a stage of reorganisation alienation of actives is not provided. only so it is possible to stop uncontrolled use of state ownership - the minister has noted. By the way, other list is closely connected with thinning list FGUPov - the strategic enterprises, and also those firms on which privatisation other legislative restrictions are imposed also. now is such 3000 enterprises, we in Ministry of economic development and trade have reduced this list to 200, but already at a stage of coordination the list has again expanded to 1200, from them 672 joint-stock companies and 528 FGUPov - with bitterness the head of Ministry of economic development and trade has noticed. Also has suggested to make qualitatively new list.
ministers did not object. Only the head of Federal antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev has noticed that in certain cases FGUPy it is expedient to sell not as integral property complexes (such amendments too contain in a privatisation package mister Gref) and to divide them into some parts. if, for example, it is a question of privatisation of any bus fleet which supervises 80 % of passenger transportations in a city it with a view of competition stimulation should be divided on two - three companies - mister Artemyev has explained the thought. And the begun privatisation of water canals threatens to become a barrier on a way of arrival of private business to housing and communal services (in this case the water canal part cannot be transferred in concession), he has noticed.
the discussion result was brought by the prime minister. It has given to mister Gref two weeks on working off of details of the plan of privatisation with colleagues to have time to bring it in the Duma together with the project of the federal budget on August, 26th. And has at last underlined that privatisation should be conducted more dynamically and more intelligently .
ALENA - KORNYSHEVA