The Minister of Energy and Industry, Damian Gjiknuri spoke on January 14 at “Energy revival – Resolution of 2014” event regarding government’s projects for the development of energy sector. “After saving this sector from bankruptcy, which posed a risk to the political stability, we started investments and also reached a settlement with CEZ Company. Investors were insecure to invest in the energy sector but now the situation has changed,” declared Minister Gjinkuri.
Speaking about the increase of energy price, Gjinkuri added that citizens should not believe in speculative propaganda because the duty of a state, according to him, is the protection of consumers but it is the state that must ensure sufficient energy sources in order to be able to face the needs of the society.
In four years the government has compiled an intensive program of investments in the energy sector, stated Gjiknuri, adding that these investments are necessary for a stable energy situation and also for country’s economic development. As for the new market scheme that will be applied after the entering in force of the new energy law, Gjinkuri declared that this will bring the liberalization of the energy market at 40% until 2018. “We are decided to continue these policies and reforms in order to achieve our goals,” underlined Gjiknuri.
He vowed that the efforts in developing the energy sector and avoiding losses in the network will continue, describing the latest reforms as “continuous behavior and not temporary actions”.
News source/photo credits: ATA
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