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24 Aug 2020 TIRANA, Albania
A new green development project in the river basin of the Vjosa in Albania will aim to deliver effective and improved management of the basin’s natural resources.Support from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) will focus on sustainable farming techniques: sustainable land use, increasing soil fertility, combating pollution and general degradation...
20 Aug 2020 TIRANA
FAO started a green development project in Albania to support farmers and authorities in sustainable land use and the prevention of pollution and degradation of soil around the Vjosa, one of the few undammed rivers in Europe. The endeavor is aimed at achieving Sustainable Development Goals concerning life on land and climate action, the UN agency said...
28 Apr 2020 TIRANA, Albania
Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Greece and Northern Macedonia have approved a Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for sustainable management of the shared Drin River Basin, an important source for fishing, electricity, agriculture, tourism and drinking water in the countries. The project sets out more than 100 agreed actions to enable sustainable water management in the basin, benefiting 1...
29 Feb 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
Over forty child and adolescent health experts have called for radical changes to global thinking and management of children’s health.A Commission convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, and The Lancet, published findings in a new report released 19 February 19. “A Future for the World’s Children?” identifies that climate change, ecological degradation, conflict, migrating populations, pervasive inequalities, and predatory commercial practices threaten the health and future of children in every country...
9 Apr 2019 TIRANA
German development bank KfW, together with the European Union and Albania's government are co-financing a new rural water supply programme worth a total of 39.3 million euro ($44.0 million),according to the Albanian Development Fund (ADF). The third phase of the programme will provide safe and reliable drinking water to 85,000 inhabitants living in rural areas...
17 Jan 2019 TIRANA
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed a loan of up to 15 million euro ($17.2 million) to finance a project of Albania’s Tirana Water Supply and Sewage company (UKT) for improving the municipal water services. UKT is a municipal utility company which provides water supply and sewage for the municipalities of Tirana, Vora and Kamza.
31 May 2018 TIRANA
Albania and Germany on Wednesday signed an agreement to conduct preliminary studies on water and sanitation investments in 11 municipalities in Albania. Albanian Minister of Economy and Finance Arben Ahmetaj and Director of KfW -- German Development Bank Bjorn Thies signed the agreement, which allocates 1...
29 May 2018 Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Despite a slight drop in results, 85 per cent of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2017 met the European Union's highest and most stringent 'excellent' quality standards for waters mostly free from pollutants, according to the latest annual European bathing water quality report published May 29 by the European Environment Agency...
2 May 2018 TIRANA, Albania
The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the primary function of which is to transport Caspian natural gas to Europe, has "completed the reconstruction of the Mbrostar", supplying water to the Albanian municipality of Fier, the constructors have announced.The new water supply system – an investment amounting to approximately €556,500 – now serves more than 10,000 residents in six villages in this region in March...
6 Mar 2018 TIRANA
Parts of northwestern Albania have been flooded after authorities started to release excess waters from three hydropower stations. Power from the power stations was being generated at full capacity. Many rivers in Albania have got swollen by continuous rain and melting snow.
23 Feb 2018 LYON
Not many lakes in Europe are shared by three countries. But Prespa is divided between Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. Unfortunately, the natural flow of the lake is blocked because the border, a rare left-over from the Cold War, is closed, hampering economic development in the region...
29 Jan 2018 TIRANA
Investment in aquaculture farms will receive grants under the European Union’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for Rural Development (IPARD II) worth of EUR 94 million co-financed by the Albanian government and the EU. The Ministry of Agriculture of Albania says it will fund 65 per cent of the investment in new farms or projects on expansion of the existing aquaculture farms.