Kazhakstan privatisation programme begins

Kazakhstan is to start the privatisation of the companies it owns through the state-run Samruk-Kazyna sovereign wealth fund this month, its Deputy Chairman Elena Bakhmutova said today. The first companies to be put up for sale under the Kazhakstan privatisation programme will include the Temir Zholy national railway company, two subsidiaries of the Kazatomprom nuclear power supplier, and four subsidiaries of Kazakhstan Engineering. TREND