Secretive Turkmenistan reveals plans for privatization program
APASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- The secretive Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has unveiled a list of state-owned assets it plans to privatize in a bid to promote free enterprise in the government-dominated economy.
February 5, 2013, 12:29 am TWN
The official Neutral Turkmenistan daily said Monday that the assets to be sold in the March 9 auction include a shopping center, a food production plant and a chain of auto servicing shops.
Foreign and local investors will be allowed to participate in the auction.
None of the country's copious energy assets are included in the sale.