On behalf of “Italia ed Albania – Building Together” initiative, 124 Italian construction companies’ representatives have come to Albania and on May 14th they will attend B2B meetings and presentation sessions with Albanian companies and associations in the construction sector.
In the framework of this activity initiated by the ICE Agency and Italian National Construction Association (ANCE), the Italian Embassy and the Ministry of Economic Development held a joint conference on May 13th. Present in the conference were the Italian ambassador to Albania, Masimo Gaiani, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Brunilda Paskali, representatives of Italian and Albanian construction companies and associations.
The Italian ambassador declared that Italian companies are very interested in investing in Albania in the construction sector, saying that “more than 100 companies replied to this initiative which will serve as a platform for networking and creating contacts between Italian and Albanian construction companies.”
While, the Prime Minister Edi Rama stressed that Albania is a real destination of investments for Italian businessmen, adding that “the government will support all those who express readiness to invest in Albania. Italy and Albania are friendly countries and I am very satisfied for the high number of Italian companies interested to invest in Albania. Rama praised the existence of more than 900 companies which operate in Albania, stressing that the potential and the opportunities that offers Albania are higher.
The Deputy Minister of Economic Development Brunilda Paskali declared that “Italy has been historically our trade partner. In 2014 exports with Italy reached 52% while imports 29.8%. One of our main goals is the increase of Italian investors in various fields since they embraced the easing policies that we applied in the garment industry and the EUR 1 initiative for state owned properties.”
News source/photo credits: ATA