A workshop on the finalization and the results of the “Integrated Management and the Purification of Coastline” was organized by the Ministry of Urban Development, assisted by the World Bank branch of Albania. The project for the purification of the coastline is financed by the World Bank, with a total value of $35.16 million.
The implementation of this project has transformed the Porto Romano area from a toxic area inot a rehabilitated land since more than 45,000 m³ toxic wastes, contaminated soil and wastes from the collapse of contaminated buildings in three polluted areas are isolated in a closed facility. This has minimized the risk of an environmental pollution and health risks. Investments have been made also at the Port of Saranda at a value of $4.6 ml, an investment that has transformed the Port into a terminal for passengers and an important entrance port for tourists.
The project for the improvement of water supply system and wastewater system has cost about $3.20 ml, and has improved the water supply for 40.000 residents of Saranda city and 300 residents of Navarice village.
During the workshop, the officials also presented the successful implementation of the Water Supply and the reconstruction of Irrigation System in Himara Municipality, the construction of the new ring in the center of Orikumi, the implementation of 9 sub projects for the water supply improvement in 10 villages, 15 sub projects for the improvement of road system and squares of 12 villages and the architectural rehabilitation of 27 houses.
This project was finalized by the construction of the Regional Landfill of Bajkaj at a total value of $4.4 million and the Waste Transfer Station in Himara, a funding worth $608,504.00. The new landfill is equipped with the ultimate equipments financed by the funds of this project, whose value is estimated $1.2 ml, and will ensure the integrated management of wastes at a depositing capacity of 25,000 m³ per year for all local units in Vlora County.
News source/photo credits: Ministry of Urban Development