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Fishing Banned in Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park
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Fishing Banned in Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park

TIRANA, October 25 Fishing activity in all forms is now banned in Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park. The decision announced by the Center of Official Publications came into effect upon publication in the Official Gazette, on October 22. Thus, the decision adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development means that all forms of commercial...

Saranda Airport Bidding Process Annulled
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Saranda Airport Bidding Process Annulled

TIRANA, October 25, 2021 The bidding process on Saranda Airport was annulled because the process attracted no investors, the Public Procurement Agency (APP) announced in its recent bulletin issued on Monday. According to the document, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) decided to annul the bidding procedure on the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and...

Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints
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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints

TIRANA, October 20 While climate change is the biggest threat to human health, “Albania decided to further reduce its already limited 2021 budget for environment and climate change by more than seven percent to Euro 8.9 million,” EC report says The annual report issued on Tuesday by the European Commission following the adoption of the...

Albania Exports up 31.1% in September
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Albania Exports up 31.1% in September

TIRANA, October 18 September exports +31.1% year/year September imports + 31.6% year/year September trade balance + 32.0% year/year In September 2021, the total volume of goods exported was Lek 33 billion 31.1 percent year-on-year, as reported by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT). The increase was mainly seen in exports of construction materials and metals,...

How to Get the Approved Exporter Status in Albania?
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How to Get the Approved Exporter Status in Albania?

TIRANA, October 14, 2021 The General Directorate of Customs in Albania issued a guideline on how to obtain the Approved Exporter status. Based on the announcement, all interested subjects can start an application through the e-Albania platform. This status offers two types of advantages to its holders. First, it eliminates queue times when dealing when...

Llogara Tunnel Bid Winner Announced
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Llogara Tunnel Bid Winner Announced

TIRANA, October 11 Turkish consortium İNTEKAR YAPI LTD. ŞTİ has emerged as the winner of the construction of the Llogara Tunnel, the Public Procurement Agency (APP) announced during the weekend. According to the award notification form (see at the end of the article) issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, INTEKAR YAPI TURIZM ELEKTRIK...

Shkaba Trail, the Route Where Hiking Meets Birdwatching
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Shkaba Trail, the Route Where Hiking Meets Birdwatching

TIRANA, October 8 A new hiking trail that meanders around the Egyptian Vulture habitat in Southern Albania aims to raise awareness on the endangered bird as well as combine cultural features with the ecotourism potential of walking routes. The route has been signed by the Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) in...

Saranda Airport Bid Deadline Extended
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Saranda Airport Bid Deadline Extended

TIRANA, October 5 The bid deadline on the Design, construction, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation, and transfer of the International Airport of Saranda (SIA) was postponed once again, this time ten days. Potential investors and bidders now have time until October 14 to submit their applications through the website of the Public Procurement Agency (APP). The decision...

Albanian Mishavine among the ‘Slow Cheese’ Award Winners
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Albanian Mishavine among the ‘Slow Cheese’ Award Winners

TIRANA, September 21 The Mishavine Cheese of Kelmendi and local couple Valter Dragu and Melinda Pepushaj are among the six winners of the 2021 Slow Cheese award. The 13th edition of the award, a Slow Food’s signature event, celebrates the passion and hard work of small-scale herders and producers who decide to stay in their...

Albanian Products: Calendula Medicinal Plant
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Albanian Products: Calendula Medicinal Plant

TIRANA, September 17 Calendula, a widely cultivated flower in Albania for decoration or commercial purposes, ranks among the top exported Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) over the last years. Although not talked about enough, the yellow-orange flower tops the export’s list of Albanian MAPS along with sage, oregano, and wild mountain thyme. The versatile plant...