The Albanian Government has presented a multidimensional operation against all forms of robbery and fraud to Albanian customers in the oil sector that will start on Friday. This is the third action that follows the previous two operations against illegal construction and electric power theft. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the action during a press conference held on Thursday.
“We know well what has happened with this sector for many years. We know well how this sector has been ruined and what consequences in terms of costs our national economy has had, but also the household economy of anyone who consumes oil for its needs. We know well that what Albanians pay very often at gas stations does not comply with quality required by law and with what customers deserve, since they pay for it,” Premier Rama said.
Therefore, he added that state authorities will start the procedures of qualitative, quantitative and fiscal treatment and monitoring of maritime import of oil and its products, and from the first moment the arrival of a ship in the port is confirmed, a set of well-defined procedures will be applied by all institutions that I mentioned and which are described in detail in the Guidelines. It will continue with customs destinations, to monitor the stored product which will either move freely or on will be re-exported.
“This operation comes at a very important moment for our economy, when the turnabout we have started must continue and even at a very quick pace, since the sector bears a significant burden,” Prime Minister Rama said.
News/Photo Source: Council of Ministers