Rama: Roads Poor Condition, Result of Insufficient Planning
Albanian Daily News
Published November 8, 2017
Prime Minister Edi Rama blames the insufficient planning for the roads poor conditions. During a hearing session with the groups of interest focused on the roads budget for 2018 he stated that currently no national axis in Albania meets the European standards.
"In spite of the fact that huge investments made during many years for the national infrastructure improvement there's a clear gap between the spent sum and the achieved results. The insufficient planning and projects are the main reason behind this gap's existence. As consequence no Albanian road currently complies with the European standards," declared the Premier.
Meantime, referring to the draft budget 2018 he emphasized that financial endorsement for the infrastructure will see a 42% increase, enabling a drastic transformation and an increase of safety level in the national axes.
"If the presented projects will the right ones the roads budget increase will be more than sufficient for a drastic transformation. We will manage to be successful even in this aspect during the government's 2nd mandate," said the chief of executive.