ECONOMY

OPAP sell-off next week

Gaming company OPAP is likely to invite expressions of interest for the state?s 29 percent stake on March 29 after Prime Minister Lucas Papademos approved the plan by the state privatization fund (TAIPED) for the implementation of the sell-off program agreed with the country?s international creditors.

Papademos met with TAIPED chief executive officer Costas Mitropoulos on Tuesday and urged him to implement the program in its entirety and without a single day?s delay.

Mitropoulos informed the premier about the privatization program?s stumbling blocks, which include major road projects.

Also on Tuesday TAIPED began procedures for the utilization of the public property in the area of Afandou on the island of Rhodes.