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Government facilities for the legalization of informal buildings
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Government facilities for the legalization of informal buildings

After the adoption of the new national map for the price of land, the government has adopted a decree which predicts financial facilities for the legalization of the informal constructions. Refering to this, the interested persons who need to legalize their buildings aimed at housing, have to pay only 50% of the value of the...

The presentation of “Vlora Waterfront Promenade” (Lungomare) project
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The presentation of “Vlora Waterfront Promenade” (Lungomare) project

Minister of Urban Development and Tourism Eglantina Gjermeni, presented in Vlora city on 5th of this month, the “Vlora waterfront promenade” (Lungomare) project. “This pilot project is of a high importance and will be considered as a public project example for the improvement of other Albanian cities”, declared Minister Gjermeni. On February 21st an international...

The revival of tobacco cultivation tradition by the returned emigrants
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The revival of tobacco cultivation tradition by the returned emigrants

The cultivation of tobacco has been an old tradition in middle of Albania but in the last decades this tradition extinguished as a lack of investments by the government and by the strong competition of international tobacco companies. But, lately it is noticed a revival of the tradition, especially in Dumre commune and Librazhd district. One...

The dept repayment deadline between Tirana Municipality and EBRD postponed
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The dept repayment deadline between Tirana Municipality and EBRD postponed

Tirana Municipality is improving the city’s road infrastructure by a 14.6 ml EUR loan given by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in June 2006. There have been several investments in city’s road infrastructure in the latest years in Tirana capital but the secondary roads have been neglected in the last years. 28 February 2014...

A task force unit for the verification of fishing licenses
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A task force unit for the verification of fishing licenses

Ministry of Agriculture has established a Task Force unit that will work on the verification of the licences of sea fishing, internal waters, aquaculture and agricultural land contracts. During a press conference, it was announced the annulment of 22 fishing licenses and 45 contracts of agricultural lands. Another aspect which will be taken in consideration...

World Bank gives Albania 7.5 ml EUR loan for an environmental project
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World Bank gives Albania 7.5 ml EUR loan for an environmental project

The Albanian government and World Bank signed an loan agreement, based on which Albania will take 7.5 million EUR to start an environmental services project. The loan agreement was signed by the Albanian Minister of Environment Shkelqim Cani and Tahseen Sayed, World Bank specialist. According to a World Bank press release, “this project supports sustainable...

Israeli agriculture experts provide help and support for Albanian farmers
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Israeli agriculture experts provide help and support for Albanian farmers

The intensification of economic relations under an agreement between Albanian Ministry of Agriculture and Israeli Embassy in Albania is progressing day by day. One of the intiatives taken by these two institutions is the visit of the well known Israeli expert regarding the agriculture sector Giora Tesler in Albania, with the aim to make a...

Tirana merchants protest against the closure of a fruit and vegetable market
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Tirana merchants protest against the closure of a fruit and vegetable market

Several merchants in Tirana have protested against the closure of a fruit and vegetable market after several hygiene problems were identified. The merchants protested in front of the parliament and asked many MPs to support their cause. They say the closure of the market will harm farmers and the local agricultural products since this market...

Free internet access in 16 beaches in Albania
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Free internet access in 16 beaches in Albania

A new policy to attract tourists and to offer them a comfortable staying in Albania is the free access on WiFi, a never-tried-before practice in Albania. Minister of Innovation and Public Administration Milena Hariti took part in the event for the opening ceremony for for free internet access in the 16 beaches of Albania. Minister...

Minister Ahmetaj: Foreign investments must increase in proportion to economic growth
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Minister Ahmetaj: Foreign investments must increase in proportion to economic growth

“Albania’s economy must focus in the increase of local production and the attraction of foreing investments”, declared Minister of Economic development Arben Ahmetaj, during the presentation of the first 300 days of Ministry of Economic Development’s activity. The fasonery package applied during the first period of 2014 made possible the opening of 3500 workplaces and...