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Llogara Tunnel Bid Winner Announced
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Llogara Tunnel Bid Winner Announced

TIRANA, October 11 Turkish consortium İNTEKAR YAPI LTD. ŞTİ has emerged as the winner of the construction of the Llogara Tunnel, the Public Procurement Agency (APP) announced during the weekend. According to the award notification form (see at the end of the article) issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, INTEKAR YAPI TURIZM ELEKTRIK...

Saranda Airport Bid Deadline Extended
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Saranda Airport Bid Deadline Extended

TIRANA, October 5 The bid deadline on the Design, construction, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation, and transfer of the International Airport of Saranda (SIA) was postponed once again, this time ten days. Potential investors and bidders now have time until October 14 to submit their applications through the website of the Public Procurement Agency (APP). The decision...

Foreign Residents In Albania to Be Equipped with Biometric Cards
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Foreign Residents In Albania to Be Equipped with Biometric Cards

TIRANA, September 10 Over 20,000 foreign citizens holding a valid residence permit in Albania can now apply for a biometric card, the Interior Ministry announced on Thursday. The card will have the same features as the ID cards issued to Albanian citizens. The new document will allow foreign residents to register to e-Albania, and thus...

Albania Imposes Entry Travel Restrictions
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Albania Imposes Entry Travel Restrictions

TIRANA, August 30 Travelers visiting Albania will be subject to COVID-19 entry rules starting from 6 September. The decision has been announced by the Committee of Technical Experts on Monday following a decision to update the existing restrictions as well as to adopt the new entry restrictions. According to the committee, all travelers (transit included)...

Saranda Airport Bid Draft-Contract Unveiled
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Saranda Airport Bid Draft-Contract Unveiled

TIRANA, August 24 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy unveiled the draft contract for the Saranda Airport bid, which has been announced on August 3rd. Based on the official documents the planned project (a greenfield investment type) will be implemented in the Vurgu Plain area, six km away from Saranda and at an elevation of...

First Sustainable Export Managers Certified in Albania
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First Sustainable Export Managers Certified in Albania

TIRANA, July 8 Albanian businesses and exporters who need to expand into regional and global markets can now rely on domestic expertise. A group of export managers has been trained and certified for the first time in Albania under the support of RisiAlbania and Kostinger Consulting. ExportStars Sustainable Export Manager course that consisted of a...

Albania Greenlights Residency for Digital Nomads and Retirees
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Albania Greenlights Residency for Digital Nomads and Retirees

TIRANA, June 25   Good news for digital nomads looking for a new place to sojourn and for pensioners planning to retire to an affordable country in the Mediterranean. The Albanian Parliament approved on Thursday the bill ‘On Aliens’ which among many amendments includes two concerning the above-mentioned categories. The bill that was proposed for...

Albania Launches First Onshore Wind Tender
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Albania Launches First Onshore Wind Tender

TIRANA, June 22 Albanian authorities launched the first wind power plant tender in an attempt to reduce high dependence on hydropower and to diversify the clean energy portfolio. Developers will be able to submit projects for a bidding window between 10MW and 75MW capacity, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Monday....

BoA Unveils New Lek 10,000 Banknote
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BoA Unveils New Lek 10,000 Banknote

TIRANA, June 15, 2021 The portrait of renowned poet and at the same time author of the national anthem of Albania, Aleksander Stavre Drenova, known by his pen name Asdreni, will be featured on the new Lek 10,000 banknotes, which will enter into circulation, on June 30th, the Bank of Albania (BoA) announced Tuesday. The...

Youth Unemployment Rate Increased to 23.3 in Q1
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Youth Unemployment Rate Increased to 23.3 in Q1

TIRANA, June 11 The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) released on Friday the report on employment data in Albania for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1). According to the data, the employment rate for people aged 15-64 in Q1 was 59.0 percent or 2.6 percent lower compared to Q1 2020. Moreover, the unemployment rate for people...