The second day of works of the “Albania Oil, Gas and Energy 2015 Summit” in Tirana capital was opened by the Albanian Minister of Economic Development, Trade, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Arben Ahmetaj.
In his speech, Ahmetaj stressed that the undertaken reforms by the Albanian government in the energy sector have affected positively in the country’s economy and the main goals are the reduction of imports of the electrical energy and the increase of producing capacities.
“Albania has imported the electrical energy for at least the last decade but if we implement the right reforms, Albania will improve its capacities within 10 or the next 15 years in order to meet all the demands of the domestic market regarding electrical energy,” declared Ahmetaj during his speech. If Albania reduced expenditures for buying electrical energy outside the country, this will be a positive development because implies that the country has sufficient producing capacities, added the Minister.
Being aware of the huge hydro potential of Albania, the Minister Ahmetaj underlined the importance of well management of resources as the only way to increase producing capacities and reduce expenditures which may be used for investments for citizens. The Minister also spoke about TAP project as a very important and promising project not only for Albania but also for the regional countries.
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