Ukraine hydro rehab program seeks privatization planning

The government of the Ukraine seeks consultants to help plan power sector privatization as part of a program of hydropower rehabilitation. Responses are due April 5.

With a US$106 million World Bank loan, the government of the Ukraine is carrying out a hydropower rehabilitation program to improve operational stability and reliability of hydroelectric plants. (HNN 2/22/07)

As part of that work, the Ministry of Fuel and Energy seeks consultants to review �transformation of property status� and privatization undertaken by new member states of the European Union. The consultant also would review previous privatization in the Ukraine and analyze the effectiveness of private companies in the Ukrainian power sector.

Based on its studies, the consultant would estimate the most effective form of power sector ownership, develop proposals for sector transformation, and draft a strategic plan to carry out transformation and to increase private sector participation in the power sector.

Expressions of interest are due to the address below by April 5. For information, contact Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine, Energy Sector Reform and Development Program, Coordination Unit, Attn.: Mr. Tolmachov, Head of Program Coordination Unit, 85 Frunze St., Office 408, 04080 Kyiv, Ukraine; (380) 44-2065147; Fax: (380) 44-2065129; E-mail: tolmachov@mintop.energy.gov.ua; Internet: www.mpe.energy.gov.ua.

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