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[26.12.22] Kyrgyzstan Launching New Round Of Large-Scale Privatization

A number of cash-strapped state enterprises are being put up for sale in Kyrgyzstan, starting with an electric-lamp factory in the southern town of Mayli-Say, which is being offered for $3.2 million but has so far attracted no bids, Kyrgyz-Press International news agency reported on 20 December. Other enterprises being offered for privatization, all of them in the south, include the Haydarken mercury factory, a cotton plant in Osh, and a semiconductor plant in Tash-Kumyr. Meanwhile a Russian metals company from Novosibirsk is reportedly negotiating for control of tin and tungsten mines along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul.

RFE/RL Newsline, December 26, 2002

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