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February 08, 2018

The Regional and Local Roads Connectivity Project in Albania – ADF organizes a consultative session on environmental and social components

Tirane – 4 January, 2018. Local governing units benefiting from the Regional and Local Roads Connectivity Project which is under implementation from the Albanian Development Fund, representatives of partner ministries and agencies focused on environmental issues, including the Ministry of Environment, Agency of Protected Areas, National Environmental Agency, were present in a consultative session that discussed environmental and social issues of this project.

This project, which is expected to be financed by the Albanian Government through a loan from the World Bank, is foreseen to start this year. Interventions of this project aim at the improved access of regional communities to the economic and touristic centers, as well as the increased capacities of the beneficiary municipalities for road infrastructure management. The focus of this project will be the use of these connections for economic benefit, especially in relation to agriculture and tourism, already identified as key sectors in the economic growth of the country.

Environmental protection, resettlement and cultural heritage protection were among the main issues discussed in the meeting. The aim of the meeting was to familiarize participants with the legislative requirements and the organization of the work for assuring that environmental and social safeguards for this project are respected.
For this purpose, the main safeguards documents on this context have been made available for the public and discussed in the meeting organized at the ADF premises, on January 04, 2018.
You can download the updated Environmental and Social Management Framework and the Resettlement Policy Framework in the following links:

Environmental and Social Management Framework, final (download)

Resettlement Policy Framework, final (download)