TIRANA, May 29
The Albanian Parliament adopted a law, which defines that every constructor that builds a new residential building, must pass three percent of the total surface to the local municipality. These apartments will be used for homeless families, but the initiative was not approved by construction companies.
“What’s the logic? This is totally unacceptable. It’s against the Constitution because it takes someone’s property and gives it to somebody else,” Nikolin Jaka from the Commerce Chamber said.
According to official data for the next three years, local power in Tirana aims at obtaining over 45,000 square meters from unfinished buildings and use it for homeless families.
On his part, Minister of Finances and Economy Arben Ahmetaj said that the decision was based on common social practices applied in many other countries.
News Source: TCh