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Butrint Mosaics to Be Covered Up on September 15
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Butrint Mosaics to Be Covered Up on September 15

TIRANA, September 4 The tourists that have planned to visit the ancient ruins of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, until September 15th, will also have the chance to see the beautiful mosaics at the Roman Baptistery and at the Roman Bath. The mosaic will remain on display until mid-September. This was announced by Prime...

More than 22,000 Foreign Tourists Visited Gjirokastra in January-June 2017
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More than 22,000 Foreign Tourists Visited Gjirokastra in January-June 2017

TIRANA, August 31 The influx of foreign tourists in the southern city of Gjirokastra increased significantly during the first half of 2017. Over 22,000 foreign citizens visited the city during January-June period. Specialists have confirmed that 3,500 international visitors more than the same period of 2016 visited the stone city. Chairman of the Regional Directorate...

HPP Concession Annulled in UNESCO Site
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HPP Concession Annulled in UNESCO Site

TIRANA, August 29 The Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry was forced to annul the concession for Bushtrica 4 Hydro Power Plant (HPP) because the construction project would affect Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park. The protected area of Rrajca, located in the eastern part of Shebeniku Mountain and that now is part of the WORLD Heritage Property...

Gjirokastra Celebrates 12 Years of UNESCO World Heritage
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Gjirokastra Celebrates 12 Years of UNESCO World Heritage

TIRANA, July 17 The project on the rehabilitation of the outdoor premises of Gjirokastra Castle, where the Ottoman cannons are exposed, implemented by the Peace Corps and Cultural Heritage without Borders Albania (CHwB) is now completed. The conclusion of the projects coincided with the 12th anniversary of the inscription of Gjirokastra on UNESCO World Heritage....

Gashi River and Rrajca Inscribed on UNESCO Heritage List
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Gashi River and Rrajca Inscribed on UNESCO Heritage List

TIRANA, July 11 Lumi i Gashit (Gashi River) and Rrajca are now part of the WORLD Heritage Property ‘Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany’. The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow voted in favor to the extension of the Beech Forests. Now, the site spreads 63 areas in...