Tirana - Vienna Cooperation to Be Enhanced
Albanian Daily News
Published September 5, 2017
The Municipalities of Tirana and Vienna are increasing their cooperation in concrete areas, dealing with urban development and city management. Mayor Erion Veliaj welcomed on Tuesday a delegation presided by Vienna’s General Director of urban planning, development and construction, Brigitte Jilka discussing a series of projects with common interest.
“I believe that our task, despite being the best city in Albania, is to become even better. But to become better we must learn from the best. Vienna has become one of the most livable cities in the world. So, I believe that by cooperating with Vienna city managers in all areas, starting from public transport, waste processing, infrastructure, culture, urbanism, we may learn from the best. By doing so we will not only avoid the mistakes that others may have done, but will also enjoy the most innovative ideas for Tirana's management,” said Veliaj.
Meantime director Jilka emphasized that good governance is the key to a better life for the citizens.
“Good governance includes an open mentality, the ideas and experiences exchanging and also the involvement of civil society. In my opinion this is something completely achievable even in Tirana,” declared Jilka.