5 Oct 2017 14:12

Medvedev concerned by growing number of unitary enterprises

MOSCOW. Oct 5 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he was alarmed by the growing number of unitary enterprises, despite instructions to cut the number of these enterprises down.

"There is a whole range of alarming tendencies. For example the number of unitary enterprise has virtually doubled since 2013, although there have been various instructions for their number to be reduced further," Medvedev said at a Cabinet meeting.

Enterprises of this kind often distort competitive markets, he said. He also said the percentage of procurements from sole suppliers was still extremely high, and that there were still gaps between regions on utility tariffs.