Spitalle area, situated in Durres County, will be transformed into a huge industrial park, announced the Minister of Economic Development Arben Ahmetaj in a joint conference with his Macedonian counterpart Bekim Neziri.
“The government has started procedures in opening an economic zone in Spitalle area. These kinds of projects have been implemented successfully in Macedonia and other countries. Our geographic position and the port of Durres will offer new opportunities and a stable economic development. I appeal to all Albanian companies and businesses to apply as soon as the respective procurements are finished,” declared Ahmetaj.
Another important theme discussed between the two Ministers was tourism and projects related to it since, according to Minister Ahmetaj, “the number of Macedonian tourists in Albania is high and our country is the second touristic destination of Macedonian tourists in Balkan, after Greece.” There is much space for cooperation, he added, since the expansion of tourism sector is our priority. Ahmetaj proposed a joint touristic package, periodic meetings of touristic operators and the boost of participation for the two countries in tourism fairs.
In turn, Macedonian Minister of Economy Bekim Neziri underlined the importance of cooperation between the two countries and the increase of trade exchanges. At this point, he had the chance to praise the changes Albanian government made lately on medicine law, which allows Macedonian medicine companies to export their products in the Albanian market.
“The Albanian Minister presented me with the latest projects on the creation of an industrial park in Spitalle area and with the latest changes on medicine law. I am aware that these projects will help in the intensification of economic relations and trade exchanges between the two countries. I call all Macedonian companies to apply in this new project,” declared Neziri.
The two high officials also discussed on the reactivation of the Joint Economy Committee, a platform that will ease the economic cooperation of Albania and Macedonia.
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