TIRANA, May 24
Investments in the water supply sector are expected to provide a solution to the rehabilitation of water supply networks in seven cities, mostly in the south and southeastern Albania.
KfW Development Bank will finance Euro 10 million for investments in water supply networks in seven Albanian cities. The Albanian government and KfW signed in April the SECO agreement on municipal infrastructure programs. The agreement was ratified by the Albanian Parliament and recently published in the Official Gazette. According to the agreement, the cities of Berat, Kucova, Delvina, Gjirokastra, Kamza, Librazhd, and Lushnja will benefit from the grant. The purpose of the agreement is to provide the population of the above-mentioned cities with potable water.
The projects are co-funded by the German and Swiss governments. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the National Agency for Water Supply will operate as units for the coordination of the program, meanwhile, the local water supply units will implement the project.
The water supply sector in Albania needs investments as losses in this sector can reach up to 67 percent.
News Source: ATA
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