OVER TEN CANDIDATES WITH INTEREST IN TELECOM PRIVATISATION

Business | February 15, 2002, Friday // 00:00

At a closed meeting of the Cabinet, the ministers discussed the privatisation strategy of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), Transport Minister Plamen Petrov announced. According to him, no changes of ministers have been discussed. “More than 10 candidates have shown interest in the privatisation of the Telecom. Very soon memorandums for participation in the two-stage tender will be given to them,“ Petrov explained. He pointed out that serious recommendations for changes in the BTC privatisation strategy have been made by the ministers. According to the minister, the telecom will be sold in four months. In a separate development, it emerged that Russian Sistema Telecom corporation is interested in the privatization strategy of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC).

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