KfW Lends Albania Euro 47 mln for Water Supply Systems
Albanian Daily News
Published April 19, 2017

The government of Albania
representatives signed Tuesday at the venues of the Ministry of Finances in
Tirana, three financial agreements with the German Development Bank KfW. The
agreements of financial cooperation on municipal infrastructure program 3 and 4
were signed by Minister of Finance Arben Ahmetaj, Minister of Transport and
Infrastructure Sokol Dervishaj, the ambassador of Germany to Albania Susanne
Schutz, the Swiss ambassador Christoph Graf as well as representatives of the
German Bank for Development KfW.

Minister Ahmetaj praised as very
important the three agreements for funding the municipal infrastructure program
III / IV, water supply and canalization projects in Berat-Kuçova, Delvina,
Gjirokastra, Kamza, Librazhd and Lushnja. The three funds, with a total value
amounting to 47 million Euros, will be accorded by the KfW through three
financial agreements: Loan of the German Government at the amount of 35 million
EUR, Grant of the Swiss government (SECO) at the amount of 10, 4 million EUR,
and grant of the German government at the value of 2 million Euros".

"The municipal infrastructure program
III / IV will make a contribution to the improvement of the water supply and
canalization system at the municipalities included in the program Berat-Kuçovė,
Delvinė, Gjirokastra, Kamza, Librazhd and Lushnja. They are determined
according to the priorities set in the Waterworks and Canalization National
Master plan as well as the need to finalize the investments made during the
previous stages of the program. The objective of the program is to ensure a
sustainable service that can be coped financially for the supply with potable
water, collection, removal and treatment of the waters used by the population
in the cities included in the program. Likewise, it aims to improve performance
of the waterworks and canalization enterprises of these City halls," said

On his part, Minister Dervishaj
emphasized that, "The signing of these agreements is of extraordinary interest
for the citizens. Today, we formalize advance of the development projects of
regional infrastructure through stages 3 and 4, following a very successful
process together with the KfW, the local government, but even with other
relevant institutions, of the stage 3 and 4. Together with the German
ambassador we have seen advance of these projects like the inauguration of the
new Saranda Waterworks."

"The deepening of cooperation with
Germany is yielding concrete fruits for the Albanian citizens. Today, we pave
the way to advance with stages 3 and 4, through investment in waterworks and
canalization in 8 cities of an amount of 47 million Euros. The city halls that
benefit are those of Delvina, Kuçova, Berati, Gjirokastra, Lushnja, Prrenjasi,
Kamza and Librazhdi. At the end of these projects, we put an end to problems
with water supply of these areas and make possible their non-stop supply," said

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