Scandal in Butrint, Coffee Shop Inside the Park
Albanian Daily News
Published October 2, 2017
A scandal was delineated in the archeological park of Butrint where the construction of a cafeteria started within its perimeter on Monday. This illicit object is being constructed near a prehistoric wall that dates back to 7th century B.C.
The park’s director Gjergji Mano informed the journalists that the construction permission had been given by the Ministry of Culture.
Meantime the fact that Butrint archaeological park is part of UNESCO cultural heritage prohibits any kind of construction within the protected area. Thus, the permission issued by the Ministry of Culture is a clear violation of this rule.