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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...

Albanian Monuments and Sites Saw a 17.5% Increase in Visitors in2016
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Albanian Monuments and Sites Saw a 17.5% Increase in Visitors in2016

TIRANA, April 19 The number of visitors to museums, parks, and monuments of culture increased by 17.5 percent during 2016. Meanwhile, revenues from those tourists increased by 19 percent. Albania has three sites inscribed on the UNESCO list, Berat, Gjirokastra and Butrint and the Albanian part of Ohrid Lake listed as a tentative. This was...

UNESCO Gave $185,000 to Albanian Sites during Last Four Years
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UNESCO Gave $185,000 to Albanian Sites during Last Four Years

TIRANA, January 18 Even though the financial crisis that started in 2008 reduced funds allocated by various programs including UNESCO, Albania benefited from the program during the 2012-2016 period. Some $185,000 from the main fund were allocated. Meanwhile, UNESCO documents say that funds from other sources were allocated thus resulting in a total amount of...

Is Berat the Cutest City in the Balkans?
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Is Berat the Cutest City in the Balkans?

This is not an original article by Invest in Albania. The original can be found here. By Dan Flying Solo ‘Our guest house is in the Castle’ I slowly repeated to the police man. He wagged his finger at me, waved his hands around in the air like a snake and then grinned like a...

Albania Prepares New Site for UNESCO World Heritage Listing
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Albania Prepares New Site for UNESCO World Heritage Listing

TIRANA, September 2016 Albania is lobbying for listing its Coast of Ohrid Lake as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The proposal will be completed within January 2017 in order to be officially submitted in March. Based on the data collected by Albanian and international institutions, the site proposed is going to include the coast of...