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Project on Transformation of Tirana’s Pyramid Unveiled
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Project on Transformation of Tirana’s Pyramid Unveiled

TIRANA, April 25 The Pyramid of Tirana, an 11,800 square meters monolith will be revitalized and transformed into a multi-functional center for education, tech, art, and culture. The project on the revitalization of the existing structure and its surrounding was unveiled on Thursday morning. The transformation of the structure was designed by Dutch architect and...

Tourism Trends 2014-2018, Who Stayed and Spent More
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Tourism Trends 2014-2018, Who Stayed and Spent More

TIRANA, April 24 Tourism in Albania is a growing trend and power for the country in recent decades, especially since the 1990s, generating millions of Euros each year, and where thousands of people are employed. A recent report made public by the National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) in collaboration with Bank of Albania (BOA) gives...

State to Restart Bidding for Vlora Airport
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State to Restart Bidding for Vlora Airport

TIRANA, April 23 The search of Albanian authorities for a company or group of companies to design and build Vlora Airport is starting over. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) confirmed that the deadline for starting the negotiations between the Albanian government and the Turkish consortium passed without reaching an agreement. Therefore, MIE announced...

Take the Global Survey on Sustainability and SDGs
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Take the Global Survey on Sustainability and SDGs

TIRANA, April 19 What does sustainability mean to you? Help stimulate and accelerate the process of change towards sustainable development in our society by sharing your thoughts. Your opinion is required. What is the Global Survey? The Global Survey picks up on expectations and opinions on matters concerning sustainability, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals,...

How to Start a Business in Berat?
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How to Start a Business in Berat?

TIRANA, April 19 Doing Business in Berat is the first investors’ guide published for one of the 61 Albanian municipalities. The booklet provides all the necessary information for investors, business people, as well as juridical and physical individuals that plan to open a business in Berat. Berat, located in south-central Albania, 121 km away from...

Must-see Monuments of Culture around Berat
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Must-see Monuments of Culture around Berat

Besides the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, Berat is home to 122 monuments of culture of the first category. The list includes small castles, ancient settlements, bridges, churches, mosques, shrines, ruins, etc. Most of them are found in the surrounding villages and can be used as an advantage for attracting visitors in the countryside. Berati...

Albania Exports Rise in March
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Albania Exports Rise in March

TIRANA, April 17 March data point to early signs of exports’ revival following a decline for two consecutive months. The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirms that March’s export value was Lek 28 billion, up to 2.7 percent year-over-year and topping the previous set of February 2019 by 23 percent. In the meantime, Albania’s import values...

Dibra Youth Invited to Join Hapide – Startup BootCamp
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Dibra Youth Invited to Join Hapide – Startup BootCamp

  TIRANA, April 17 Young people in Dibra region have the opportunity to attend Hapide – Startup BootCamp in Peshkopi. The event is organized in the frame of a project that aims at promoting entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurial initiatives and startups in the northern areas of Dibra, Shkodra, and Kuksi. Yunus Social Business Balkans in...

The Most Scenic Drives in Albania
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The Most Scenic Drives in Albania

Who doesn’t love a good road or bike trip? Hitting the road in Albania is among the coolest things travelers can do. Albania has more than 20,000 km of roads that include motorways and dirt roads. Yet, for adventure seekers looking for nice sceneries, and the adrenaline factor, there are enough options worth the drive...

MIE to Terminate 17 Small HPP Concession Contracts
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MIE to Terminate 17 Small HPP Concession Contracts

TIRANA, April 15 A thorough review of the concession agreements on hydro projects launched by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) found nine new cases of contract violations. Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Hantin Bonati declared on Monday that so far, authorities have started the unilateral suspension of 17 concession contracts. Bonati highlighted...