Privatisations in this field continue with the privatisation
tenders for the shares of Camlibel, Firat, Uludag and Vangolu
electricity distribution companies. Bidders must file their final
bids by 12 February 2010.
The Privatisation Authority (PA) will also hold new tenders for
the remaining companies in its portfolio. Ahmet Aksu, the
vice-president of the PA, mentioned that the PA may hold new
tenders for three more distribution companies in mid-2010.
Electricity generation companies.
19 groups comprising 52 hydroelectric stations owned by Elektrik
Uretim A.S. will be privatised by a transfer of operating rights.
Bidders must file their final bids by 19 February 2010.
Electricity wholesale companies.
The Privatisation High Council decided (on 3 December 2009) to
privatise 20% of distribution company Kayseri ve Civari Elektrik
T.A.S. by selling the shares currently owned by the state-owned
wholesale company TETAS. According to the decision the
privatisation will complete in 18 months.
Toll rights on highways/bridges.
Toll rights on highways/bridges are still in the portfolio of
the Privatisation Administration (PA). The draft law enabling the
privatisation of motorways/ bridges is still before the Parliament.
Ahmet Aksu has stated to the media that, once the Parliament passes
the relevant law amending certain laws to enable the PA to open
this tender, the PA is planning to open the tender in the first
quarter of 2010.
Construction and lease of Kayseri and Ankara Hospitals.
The authorities first scheduled the Kayseri project, the pilot
health PPP tender, for 2009. However, this was later postponed to
2010. The pre-qualification tender took place on 23 October 2009
and eight bidders qualified.
The pre-qualification tender for the Ankara project, the second
health PPP project, will take place on 24 February 2010.
Malatya, Erzincan, Elazig and Elbistan state-owned sugar
Bidders previously needed to file final bids by 21 January 2010.
However, the State of Council made a stay of execution decision
over the tender due to legal claims trying to cancel the tender
specifications. There is now no date by which bidders need to file
TEKEL Tutun, Tutun Mamulleri, Tuz ve Alkol İsletmeleri
A.S.'s shares in Kazakistan JTI Central Asia LLP.
Bidders must file their final tender bids for the block sale of
Tutun Mamulleri, Tuz ve Alkol Isletmeleri A.S.'s 20% shares in
Kazakistan JTI Central Asia LLP before 5 February 2010.
National lottery (Milli Piyango).
There is not yet any certain timetable for the national lottery
company Milli Piyango.
The State Airports Authority has recently made a tender
announcement for Zafer (Kutahya-Afyon-Usak) Regional Airport.
Bidders much make their final bids by 9.30am on 1 March 2010.
Ahmet Aksu has stated to the media that authorities aim to
complete the Galataport tender in 2010.
1. Note: these 2010 timetables should not be seen as
definitive. They are based on the most recent statements by either
the Turkish Finance Minister or the Privatisation
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