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About 27% of Active Mining Permits in 2018 Didn’t Work at All
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About 27% of Active Mining Permits in 2018 Didn’t Work at All

TIRANA, August 16 Official data reported by the mining companies, to the National Agency of Natural Resources show that last year, 27.3% of subjects with an active permit for mining exploitation, has not worked a single day. In total, the number of active subjects in 2018, was 604, which results that even though 165 of...

Albanian Railway to Undergo New Restructuring
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Albanian Railway to Undergo New Restructuring

TIRANA, August 9 Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has initiated the draft law for the division of Albanian Railway. According to the version chosen in this draft law, the Albanian Railway will be divided into 4 independent units, each one of the joint-stock companies, completely independent from the others. When the law will come into...

Albania to Establish a Transport Investigation Authority
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Albania to Establish a Transport Investigation Authority

TIRANA, August 9 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has composed and passed for public consultation, the draft law ‘For the creation of the National Authority for Accidental and Incident Investigation’. This draft law predicts the creation of a national authority for maritime and railway incidents. This draft law predicts the definition of rules for...

Govt Launches Bid for Marina Rodon
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Govt Launches Bid for Marina Rodon

TIRANA, August 7 The Ministry of Infrastructure has declared open the tender for giving with concession to public/private consortium the port of yachts near the Cape of Rodon. The form of the contract is B.O.T. (Build-Operation-Transfer), whereas the source of the funding is a private investment. The duration of the concession will be for 35...

New Wind Power Stations to Be Built in Topoje, Fier
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New Wind Power Stations to Be Built in Topoje, Fier

TIRANA, July 26 The Council of Ministers has approved yesterday, July 25 a permit for the construction of wind power stations in Topoje, of Fier county. Since in April 2019, the government has approved some permits for the construction of wind power stations in the country. The winner of this permit is the association ‘Max...

Albania has 6 Gold Deposits, Mirdita the Richest Area
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Albania has 6 Gold Deposits, Mirdita the Richest Area

TIRANA, July 23 Albania has 6 gold deposits spread throughout the country, where the Mirdita district is the biggest source of gold. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has started the process of public consultation, for the action program for 3 years, between 2019-2021, in implementation of the mining strategy. This draft decision also defines...

Government Approves 5 New HPPs Permits
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Government Approves 5 New HPPs Permits

TIRANA, July 16 On a meeting held a few days ago, the National Territory Council (NTC) has approved 5 new permits for the construction of hydropower plants and has reviewed an existing one. River Gashi, even though it is known little, it is considered another pearl of the country. It is part of the Strict...

MIE Approves Solar Energy Use from Small Producers
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MIE Approves Solar Energy Use from Small Producers

TIRANA, June 21 Small producers of renewable energy that use this energy for their personal needs are now allowed to connect with the distribution network and to exchange this energy with the Electricity Distribution Operator (in Albanian OSHEE). The instruction was signed by the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) Belinda Balluku. For almost 3...

Race for 5 Mining Areas of Chromium Excavation Has Already Started
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Race for 5 Mining Areas of Chromium Excavation Has Already Started

TIRANA, June 21 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has declared open the competition for 5 mining areas, for the research and extraction of chromium ore, meanwhile the subjects who are interested should submit the necessary documentation before July 11, 2019. Referring to specifications, 2 of the mining areas are in Elbasan county and aim...

Maritime Passengers Transport Increased in January-August 2018
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Maritime Passengers Transport Increased in January-August 2018

TIRANA, September 20 Maritime transport during January-August 2018 has seen significant growth compared to the same period of the previous year. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE), the number of embarked passengers during the eight-month period was 592,000 or 44,000 more compared to January-August 2017. In the meantime, the number of disembarked...