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Albania Invites Bids for Marina Vlora Concession
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Albania Invites Bids for Marina Vlora Concession

TIRANA, January 7 The Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy is inviting bids for a public-private partnership (PPP) 35-year concession contract for the design, construction, maintenance, and transfer of a tourist port in the city of Vlora. The bid was made public on Wednesday by the Public Procurement Agency. Based on the bid documents, the...

2,000-Year-Old Tomb Unearthed in Amantia Necropolis
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2,000-Year-Old Tomb Unearthed in Amantia Necropolis

TIRANA, December 7 Albanian archeologists and specialists from the Vlora Culture institutions unearthed an ancient tomb and several cultural relics dating back around 2,200 years in the necropolis of Amantia Archeological Park. The excavation conducted with the purpose of preservation was conducting during the end of November. The Vlora Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage confirmed...

Where and How to Celebrate the Independence and Liberation Days
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Where and How to Celebrate the Independence and Liberation Days

TIRANA, November 27 If there would be a list of the best places to celebrate the 108th Anniversary of Independence Day and the 76th anniversary of Liberation Day, the most logical answer would be at home. Yet with a long weekend ahead, many might be planning at least one day doing something different.   How...

Coral Reefs in Vlora Bay Threatened by Climate Change
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Coral Reefs in Vlora Bay Threatened by Climate Change

TIRANA, November 6 Coral reefs on the Albanian Adriatic coast like elsewhere around the globe are showing signs of climate change damage. The increased sea surface temperature is causing coral bleaching events in Vlora Bay, the local Organization for Social Education and Environment Protection (SEEP) confirmed. SEEP conducted marine expeditions in the bay during summer...

Albania COVID-19 Cases Jump to 104
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Albania COVID-19 Cases Jump to 104

TIRANA, March 23 The latest number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 confirmed Albania exceeded one hundred this Monday after state health officials announced 15 new cases during the last 24-hours. With the 15 additional cases, the number of COVID-19 infected patients in Albania jumps to 104. Breakdown of total active cases by...

Albania on a Bike, from Tirana to Saranda
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Albania on a Bike, from Tirana to Saranda

TIRANA, February 7 The title says something, but the story of Malbec Pilgrim about his time in Albania last summer tells everything to people who love to explore the world on the bike. The Mission of Malbec is to entertain and inspire about traveling the world by bike, as it is the most optimal tool...

Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage
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Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage

TIRANA, January 22 An initiative launched by the Durres Port Authority aims at creating a national maritime museum and two underwater marine parks for scuba diving enthusiasts. According to the Port Authority, 11 ships sunk in Durres maritime area during WWI and WWII and a total of 60 shipwrecks are located along the Albanian coastline....

Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy
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Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy

TIRANA, January 10 Albania and Italy are close and the shortest air distance between Vlora and Otranto is about 91 km. Yet, it’s not easy to observe the Italian coast from the Albanian Riviera. On the other hand, people on the other side of Otranto Strait are luckier. Every winter, the inhabitants of Salento and...

French Youth Roams Albania Roads in Europ’Raid 2019
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French Youth Roams Albania Roads in Europ’Raid 2019

TIRANA, August 7 779  young people from France, were in Vlora, on Monday, August 5, in the framework of the sportive and cultural tour, called Europ’Raid, promoting the coastal city as a perfect summer destination, in the network of tourist cities of Europe. The French youth, stunned by the beauty of Vlora, that offers at...