ECONOMY

DEPA, DESFA, OPAP to go by end-April

The sell-offs of gaming company OPAP and gas firms DEPA and DESFA should be completed by the end of April, according to the plans of the state privatization fund (TAIPED), while yesterday the board of the Thessaloniki Water Company (EYATH) approved the sale of its majority (51 percent) stake.

After meeting with Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras on Wednesday, TAIPED chief Takis Athanasopoulos stated that binding offers for OPAP will be submitted by April 5 and for DEPA and DESFA by April 12, with the winning bids chosen by the end of that month.

By the same date, Athanasopoulos also expects agreements for the sale of the Afandou plot on Rhodes and six state properties located overseas that are in the process of concession.