I remember when I visited for the first time this territory, and when Baton used to tell me about the idea of establishing here a centre of culture, with a new theatre, a new art gallery and other facilities, it seemed too good to be true.
Prime Minister Edi Rama was invited today to attend the solemn session of the Assembly of Kosovo, on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of Independence. A red letter day that still carries an extraordinary burden, Prime Minister Rama said in his greetings after the solemn session.
The truth is that just as in any service, even in the consular service we inherited a disastrous situation, in terms of quality of the service to our citizens, and their infinite suffering in every contact or attempt to contact our consulates.
I am glad that we launch today, together with the Municipality of Tirana, a project that is a first model of the projects of our "1 billion dollars for reconstruction" program. "1 billion for reconstruction" is a program that will enable us to accomplish in a very short time those works that otherwise would require a long time, due to the inability of the state coffers to fund.
Investments in irrigation and drainage system do not include only the rehabilitation of canals, but also the modernization of the whole system, and a more effective management of water use. Each farmer will be equipped with meters also for water that goes to the parcel. This will bring a more efficient management of water resources.
With these words Prime Minister Edi Rama addressed today at the ceremony organized in the residence of the Italian Embassy to Tirana, where the medal "Ordine Stella d'Italia" was awarded to the coach of the National Football Team, Gianni De Biasi.
There are practically 61 excavators, which, added to the 10 excavators that are already at work on water pathways for agriculture, make 71. In just 2 years, not only we made available to farmers, municipalities and to the sector 31 excavators more than those provided from 1993 to 2014, which were in addition brand new so that they could perform with the maximum quality.
There is no reason to be satisfied. If we look at the figures and facts of the changes in relation to where we started, definitely a colossal work has been made and the foundations of a state that works for the average people have been laid. But if we measure the results with your pocket, with the coffers of the average family, with the ambitions, desires and expectations of the parents for their children, then we are very far away. Therefore, we must work day and night with our head down in front of you.