The Kyrgyz government has developed a program for privatizing state property between 2004-2006, deputy chairman of the Committee for State Property and Direct Investments Anatoly Makarov told a government conference on Friday.
He said the program includes a list of eight strategic facilities in which the government stakes can be privatized only if the parliament approves individual privatization programs. These include four electricity-distributing companies, Kyrgyzgaz, the Kyrgyz national airlines, Manas international airport and the Bishkek heating network.
The government plans to privatize 141 facilities between 2004-2006 and collect 400 million soms in receipts.
The official exchange rate on December 26 is 44.3145 soms/$1.
Interfax, December 26, 2003