Within January, the government is expected to announce the winning tender for giving with concession the National Road. The news was announced by Minister of Transports Edmond Haxhinasto in a meeting with officials of Road Transport Control Service, on January 18.
“The National Road will be given to concession since this process will finalize soon. As for the road tariff, that will depend on the offers presented by different companies. I am optimistic that within this month, we will announce the tender,” declared Haxhinasto.
The government had announced earlier in 2014 the giving with concession of the National Road, by arguing that the road could not be maintained by state due to lack of budget. Experts say that after the finalization of this process, Albanian citizens have to pay a road tariff, at least 5 euro.
The Minister of Transports spoke about the road control service, promising to enhance this service’s capacities and quality. He added that “this service aims to impose a symmetric and harmonic exploitation of all forms of transport, in order to avoid the malpractice of businesses or certain economic activities, which instead of highways can use railways.
News source/photo credits: Shqiptarja.com
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