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Consortium Wins Bid for Kalivac HPP on Vjosa River
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Consortium Wins Bid for Kalivac HPP on Vjosa River

TIRANA, October 30 Work on the construction of Kalivac Hydro Power Plant on Vjosa River may start in the future after the Ministry The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy announced the winner of the bid. The offer of the consortium composed Turkish company Ayen Enerji and Albanian company Fusha was announced as the winning consortium....

Confindustria Requires Tougher Legal Basis for Environmental Assessing
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Confindustria Requires Tougher Legal Basis for Environmental Assessing

TIRANA, September 11 The Confederation of Albanian Industries, Konfindustria, requires the improvement of the legal compliance for environmental permits for public and private investment projects conforming to the European Union Standards. According to Konfindustria, the current criteria for the calculation of environmental financial costs, the physical space and timelines do not meet the international standards....

Five Weeks for Vjosa River Tourism Strategy
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Five Weeks for Vjosa River Tourism Strategy

TIRANA, June 29 Vjosa River is one of the water bodies that gained international attention during the recent years, due to its status as one of Europe’s last living wild rivers. Vjosa has not a special protection status and it was threatened by human impact through the construction of Hydro Power Plans. The stance of...

Administrative Court Stops HPP Construction in Vjosa River
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Administrative Court Stops HPP Construction in Vjosa River

TIRANA, May 3 The Administrative Court issued a verdict on the suspension of work at Pocem Hydro Power Plant (HPP) in Vjosa River. Moreover, the court decided that the administrative acts and the concessionary agreement signed between the Albanian government and Kovlu Energy are invaluable. The suit was filed by 38 inhabitants of Kuta Village...

Scientists Call on Protection of Vjosa River
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Scientists Call on Protection of Vjosa River

TIRANA, April 28 Vjosa River is called the last wild river in Europe as it flows free and no dams were built on its way. According to experts, this fact makes it unique. Currently, there are 30 experts from Germany, Austria, and Albania making observations along Vjosa River and collecting data on its biodiversity and...

European Parliament Demands Creation of Vjosa National Park
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European Parliament Demands Creation of Vjosa National Park

TIRANA, February 20 The European Parliament demands the creation of Vjosa National Park. The request was included in the current Enlargement Report. More specifically, point 32 says that the environmental impact of hydropower plants is often not properly assessed to ensure compliance with international standards and relevant EU nature legislation. Further on, it advises the...