BOGOTA, April 29 (Reuters) - The government of Colombia’s capital Bogota will seek permission from the city council to sell its more than $600 million controlling stake in telecommunication company Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá, the company said on Friday.
The city owns 3 billion shares in ETB, some 86.6 percent of the company. At current stock prices, the stake is worth around 1.87 trillion pesos ($648.8 million).
ETB shares were up 1.5 percent on Friday on the Colombian stock market to 609 pesos a share.
$1 = 2,885.72 Colombian pesos Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra,; Writing by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama