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PPNEA Raises Concern Over Airport in Vjosa-Narta
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PPNEA Raises Concern Over Airport in Vjosa-Narta

TIRANA, January 26 The Protection and Preservation of Natural Environmental Albania (PPNEA) organization is raising concern over the plan for the construction of a new airport, known as Vlora airport, in the Vjosa-Narta protected area. The stance was published on the third issue of PPNEA’s project newsletter Land of Eagles and Castles. Moreover, the organization...

Discover Hinka Waterfall and Peshtani Hills in Fier
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Discover Hinka Waterfall and Peshtani Hills in Fier

TIRANA, October 29 Hinka waterfall, a long-forgotten attraction in Fieri area, is gaining attention among the local residents and beyond. The waterfall located in Peshtani hills is a 16 minutes’ drive away from Fier. During the last decades, the waterfall was known among the people of Fier and Levan of the area as a destination...

Learn about Vjosa, the Egyptian Vulture that Is Coming Home
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Learn about Vjosa, the Egyptian Vulture that Is Coming Home

TIRANA, February 21 This is Vjosa or Aoos, one of the 14 individuals comprising the Albanian population of the Egyptian Vulture (Kali i Qyqes). Named after the river, Vjosa travels over 10,000 km every year from its home in southern Albania to a region between Cameroon and Chad in Africa. The bird nesting in an...

No More HPPs on Protected Areas
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No More HPPs on Protected Areas

TIRANA, October 8 The Construction of Hydro Power Plants (HPPS) will no longer be allowed in protected areas. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism adopted a verdict that bans HPPs construction in areas of natural and historic importance. The decision was taken as a consequence of the numerous cases of environmental abuses by concessionary companies...

List of 16 Priority Development Tourism Areas Unveiled
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List of 16 Priority Development Tourism Areas Unveiled

TIRANA, July 20 Sixteen areas throughout Albania have now the status of priority development tourism zones. The Ministry of Tourism and Environment unveiled on Friday the 16 priority tourism areas in a roundtable of investors, representatives of state agencies, mayors, tour operators and tour agencies. The 16 areas have been selected based on natural, historic,...

MIE Pushes on with Kalivac HPP Project Despite Stakeholders Opposition
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MIE Pushes on with Kalivac HPP Project Despite Stakeholders Opposition

TIRANA, June 14 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) concluded the negotiation process and signed the contract with the winner of Kalivaci Hydro Power Plant in Vjosa River, local media reported on Wednesday. The winner for this project was announced in late October 2017 while the negotiation of the contract terms was carried out...

New Archaeological Research Projects to Start this Year
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New Archaeological Research Projects to Start this Year

TIRANA, March 30 Several archeological research projects will start this year in important archeological sites throughout Albania. Archeological sites are objects of national importance in terms of cultural and historical heritage and they also attract numerous visitors from all over the world. The list of projects adopted by the National Archeology Council aims at researching...