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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints
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Albania Should Care More about the Environment, EC Report Hints

TIRANA, October 20 While climate change is the biggest threat to human health, “Albania decided to further reduce its already limited 2021 budget for environment and climate change by more than seven percent to Euro 8.9 million,” EC report says The annual report issued on Tuesday by the European Commission following the adoption of the...

Environmentalists Urge Cancelation of Vlora Airport Project
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Environmentalists Urge Cancelation of Vlora Airport Project

TIRANA, February 1 Irreversible damage to the Vjosa-Narta Protected Landscape area and the risk of tragic accidents are among the main warnings listed in an open letter that 36 Albanian and international organizations issued for the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and related ministries and authorities. The groups of environmentalists express concern about the plans...

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...

EC Raises Concerns over Vlora Airport Project in Protected Area
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EC Raises Concerns over Vlora Airport Project in Protected Area

TIRANA, October 9 The European Commission among many other findings on its recent report for Albania highlights the fact that legislation on strategic investment raises concerns for the protection of biodiversity, as it may allow large tourism and industrial investments in protected areas, e.g. the proposed airport in the Vjosa-Narta area. In general, the report...

Deadline for Vlora Airport Bidding Process Postponed
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Deadline for Vlora Airport Bidding Process Postponed

TIRANA, March 13 The deadline for the international bid on the design, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer for the long-awaited Vlora airport that initially was due Tuesday, 12th was postponed to the end of the month. The deadline was changed at the official announcement by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy to March 30th, at...

Albania Reopens Vlora Airport Bidding Process
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Albania Reopens Vlora Airport Bidding Process

TIRANA, December 20 Albanian authorities informed on Thursday the opening of an international bid on the design, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer for the long-awaited Vlora airport, in Vjosa-Narta Protected Landscape. The bidding was made public by the Public Procurement Agency on Friday morning. All interested international companies can find the information on the bidding...

Why Turkish Consortium Didn’t Built the Airport of Vlora?
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Why Turkish Consortium Didn’t Built the Airport of Vlora?

TIRANA, June 11 Negotiations with the Turkish consortium, that were offered to build the airport of Vlora failed because of the high compensation that they requested regarding the guarantee of the passenger flux. Deputy-minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Artan Shkreli has revealed for the first time the reason for the breakdown of the negotiations, whereas...

State to Restart Bidding for Vlora Airport
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State to Restart Bidding for Vlora Airport

TIRANA, April 23 The search of Albanian authorities for a company or group of companies to design and build Vlora Airport is starting over. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) confirmed that the deadline for starting the negotiations between the Albanian government and the Turkish consortium passed without reaching an agreement. Therefore, MIE announced...

“Vlora Airport will Be Built at any Cost,” Gjiknuri Says
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“Vlora Airport will Be Built at any Cost,” Gjiknuri Says

TIRANA, November 7 Emphasizing the need to build the long-awaited Vlora Airport for tourism and economic growth, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Damian Gjiknuri declared that the airport will be constructed at any cost, even with state budget funding if necessary. Currently, the Albanian authorities are negotiating the construction of the airport with the Turkish...

Albania Aims to Build Balkan’s Largest Solar Power Plant
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Albania Aims to Build Balkan’s Largest Solar Power Plant

TIRANA, August 3 Vlora region will be home to the largest photovoltaic power plant in the Balkans. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) launched the procedure on the selection bid offer for the development and construction of the solar power station with an installed capacity of 50MW. The project will be constructed in the...