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The intention is to privatize but if you're going to privatize something, people want something that doesn't have a hundred-ton anchor weighing it down," Sheikh Mohammad bin Essa al-Khalifa, head of the Economic Development Board, told Reuters.
Proponents of GE are on record in support of introducing individual Social Security accounts (partial privatization) while advocates the GI frame have opposed the various proposals to partially privatize the scheme that have been made over the years.
Every year, government agencies survey functions they could privatize.
Indeed, Treasury Undersecretary Peter Fisher explicitly gave assurances about the commission's aim: "This is not a stealth project to privatize the Postal Service.
The only group that appears alarmed so far is his fellow pols and bureaucrats, who are stunned by proposals to trim pork-barrel spending, streamline services, and privatize the country's wildly inefficient public corporations, the government-supported companies that handle the business generated by public policy--building bridges, digging for oil, and so forth.
The land ministry intends to privatize the entity when a scheme for repayment of loans is worked out.
Pakistan has privatized nearly 100 industrial units since the privatization process was launched in 1990, but bids to privatize major corporations like Pakistan Telecom and two major banks have failed because of related scandals.
These surveys, however, were not designed to explore the various nuances of municipal privatization, such as the extent of their satisfaction with privatization, why cities choose to privatize services, the extent to which privatization reduces service costs and improves service delivery, how privatization affects employee's compensation packages, how cities monitor the quality and effectiveness of privatized services, and what lessons city officials have learned from their privatization experiences.
She bluntly rejects suggestions that DOE privatize its 27 national research laboratories, which cost taxpayers nearly $3 billion a year.
Increasingly, however, communities are beginning to privatize services that were once exclusively within the realm of the public sector.
In addition to these documented advantages of private solid waste management, the study describes how cities can privatize their garbage collection, disposal and recycling programs while protecting the environment and often while maintaining employment.
ISLAMABAD -- A parliamentary committee on Tuesday recommended the government to shelve its attempts to privatize Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), as approved by the Cabinet committee on Privatisation last week.