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Czechs Win Georgian Electricity Privatization Tender


http://gdb.rferl.org/d1bad3e6-3c29-4abf-b777-92a158b2f460_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/d1bad3e6-3c29-4abf-b777-92a158b2f460_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) June 20, 2006 -- Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli says a Czech company, Energo-Pro, has bought six hydroelectric power plants in Georgia and two electricity distributors at a cost of more than $317 million.


A third electricity distributor put up for sale in this major privatization tender was bought by a Georgian energy group.


Eight companies placed bids for the electricity distributors and generators, including Russia's United Energy Systems.


(civil.ge, ITAR-TASS)

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