Tirana, December 14, 2015
A fund of ALL 233 million will be invested in the Himara and Qeparo tourism areas in southern Albania, as an effort to improve the infrastructure aspects of these cities for tourism purposes. Himara and Qeparo are well-known tourism destinations but lack a developed urban infrastructure, a fact that has urged the government to invest in these areas lately.
The fund of ALL 233 million is entirely provided by the Albanian Fund of Development, through which is currently being renovated the central square and the seaside promenade of Himara. The urban project also consists in the unification of facades of buildings and the establishment of a typical Mediterranean city panorama.
According to project managers, the project aims to keep and point out the architectural and urban characteristics of Himara and that are being used only natural materials which closely match to the construction materials of buildings and roads in the city. The ALL 233 million fund will also be used for planting Mediterranean pines and for the establishment of a tourism port in the northern part of the seaside promenade.
In Qeparo, the fund will go for the construction and the finalization of the seaside promenade, initiated in the beginning of this year. The promenade is 2 km long and the project managers are using only natural construction materials which match the architecture of the area.
News source: ATA
Photo credits: Nentor Oseku