KIEV Oct 19 Ukraine's State Property Fund has
proposed selling a state-owned fertiliser plant in Odessa on
December 15 at a starting price of 5.16 billion hryvnia ($200
million), two local news agencies reported on Wednesday.
The privatisation is a test of the government's promise to
implement economic reforms and tackle corruption. A previous
attempt to sell the plant collapsed amid warnings by the
International Monetary Fund that the process was deterring
credible foreign investors.
The government is expected to announce a decision on when to
sell the plant on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Matthias Williams;
editing by Jason Neely)