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Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy
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Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy

TIRANA, January 10 Albania and Italy are close and the shortest air distance between Vlora and Otranto is about 91 km. Yet, it’s not easy to observe the Italian coast from the Albanian Riviera. On the other hand, people on the other side of Otranto Strait are luckier. Every winter, the inhabitants of Salento and...

New Law on Protected Areas Aims at Expanding Network
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New Law on Protected Areas Aims at Expanding Network

TIRANA, May 15 The new law on protected areas that was adopted by the Albanian Parliament foresees improved management for those areas, tough penalties and it also gives a guarantee on the implementation of the projects planned to be developed. During the last decade, Albania made progress in expanding protected areas. Ten years ago only...

Shengjin and Karaburun Areas Apt for Wind Farm Projects
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Shengjin and Karaburun Areas Apt for Wind Farm Projects

TIRANA, May 11 The city of Tepelena in southern Albania will be home to the first wind farm in the country. The wind power plant will have a capacity of 13 MW. Albanian authorities aim at encouraging such investments that help to reduce dependence on hydropower and network losses. Moreover, it will help to delocalize...

Tourism in Vlora’s Protected Areas Contributes to Sustainable Development
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Tourism in Vlora’s Protected Areas Contributes to Sustainable Development

TIRANA, January 20 Protected areas in Vlora Region constitute a key element for sustainable tourism development. They consist of extraordinary recourses and natural beauty that attract Albanian and international tourists. Chair of the Regional Administration for Protected Areas in Vlora Lorela Lazaj explains their values and tourism potential. She said that as of February 2015,...