EU, 145,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine for Albania

Posted: 5 May 2021

Joint press conference by Prime Minister Edi Rama and the EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi following arrival of first COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines provided by the European Union:   Prime Minister Edi Rama: Good afternoon everyone! We ju...


Defender Europe 21 multinational military exercise underway in Durres

Posted: 4 May 2021

The US Army-led Defender-Europe 21 multinational military exercises kicked off at Albania’s main port of Durres on Tuesday with the largest landing of troops and military vehicles in the Adriatic and the Western Balkans since World War II. Under th...


Construction of second group of EU-funded schools underway 

Posted: 3 May 2021

Construction of the second batch of the European Union-funded schools kicked off in Albania, in addition to the many educational facilities funded by the Albanian government currently under construction or were already delivered. The EU4Schools, an E...


Urban Renaissance programme continues with Lungomare 2 and Independence Park projects in Vlora 

Posted: 2 May 2021

Work is full steam ahead and the second phase of the Waterfront Promenade in Vlora, most commonly known as the ”Lungomare 2”,  is inching closer to completion and the project will offer citizens a public beach in  accordance with the highest st...


New residential complex in Fushe-Kruje to complete by September 

Posted: 30 April 2021

The post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Fushe-Kruje are scheduled to complete by September. Prime Minister Edi Rama, accompanied by the Minister of State for Reconstruction Arben Ahmetaj, toured the huge construction site in the town affected ...


More quake-affected families move into newly-built homes in Durres 

Posted: 29 April 2021

Work to rebuild the quake-damaged homes continues apace as a growing number of the affected families are constantly moving into their newly-built houses. Three more families in the former Durres marsh received keys to their new houses. Prime Minister...


12 more new schools rebuilt in Durres 

Posted: 29 April 2021

Nine-year school “Bedrie Bebeziqi” in Durres is one of the educational facilities rebuilt from scratch as part of the ongoing post-earthquake reconstruction programme in Albania. Bedrie Bebeziqi school is one of the completed 12 school buildings ...


New residential complex takes shape in Thumane

Posted: 28 April 2021

A 278-apartment complex and 155 single family homes are taking over the ruins and devastation caused by the powerful earthquake on November 26, 2019 that left thousands of families homeless. The new residential complex in Thumane is gradually taking ...


Mass immunisation campaign, over 425,000 vaccinated 

Posted: 28 April 2021

Mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19 disease continues throughout the country according to a national immunisation programme based on age and essential service categories. Older adults who have been vaccinated earlier are now receiving the seco...


Prime Minister Rama receives congratulatory messages on parliamentary election win 

Posted: 27 April 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama today had a telephone conversation with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyp Erdogan, and the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who congratulated him on his April 25 parliamentary election win.  The government hea...


Gold Medal ceremony of graduate student excellence

Posted: 23 April 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at ceremony of Gold Medal awarded to high school students for academic excellence:    Someone once came to Mozart and told him he wanted to write a symphony. “Why a symphony?”  Mozart replied. “Start b...


COVID-19 vaccination underway for garments and footwear industry workers 

Posted: 23 April 2021

The mass inoculation drive against COVID-19 today expanded further to include workers at garments and footwear factories across the country. Around 60,000 employees all over the country will receive the coronovirus shot starting today, according to t...


New Tirana Paediatric Hospital construction completed 

Posted: 22 April 2021

New Paediatric Hospital is ready to offer health care to patients in a modern facility within the Mother Teresa University Hospital Centre in Tirana, an infrastructure that is a long-cherished dream of entire generations of health professionals and a...


Memorial Regional Hospital opens doors in Fier

Posted: 21 April 2021

Newly-built Memorial Regional Hospital opened its doors in the south-western city of Fier, an investment adding a new care services centre to the Albanian Health system, but also an excellence and know-how centre. The 150-bed hospital offers six poly...


Contract for construction of Vlora International Airport signed with consortium 

Posted: 20 April 2021

The government of Albania today signed the contract for the construction of the Vlora International Airport with the winning consortium. The contract clears way for construction of one of the major projects of the Albanian Civil Aviation, designed to...


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