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Balluku meets Hungarian minister of Innovation and Technology: Increasing co-operation, focusing on electric energy. Investors' interest quite high

  • 6/7/2021 8:22 PM
Balluku meets Hungarian minister of Innovation and Technology: Increasing co-operation, focusing on electric energy. Investors' interest quite high

The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, during her official visit to Hungary held a meeting with the Minister of Innovation and Technology in the Hungarian Government, Laszlo Palkovics, who also covers the transport and energy sectors. At the end of the meeting, Minister Balluku announced the topics of discussion with the Hungarian Minister, focusing on increasing cooperation between the two governments.

"We have been more focused on electric energy as it is a sensitive sector for Hungary as well as for Albania, so either the diversification of renewable sources or the solution of providing energy at the lowest possible prices for the consumer, the creation of a  cheap market, ie for all those businesses which have their production based on energy. Of course I took the opportunity to ask my Hungarian colleague that through a joint organization we have the opportunity to host in Tirana investors in the field of energy,"said Balluku, adding that she discussed with her Hungarian colleague also about the support that Hungary can give to Albania in terms of university management.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy further added that Hungarian investors have shown interest in Albania, given the fact that well-known companies have already approached our country and have chosen to expand their capacities in Albania as well.

"The interest of Hungarian investors is quite high for our country. I take this opportunity to say that undoubtedly with all the procedures that we apply in a transparent manner, with the competitions that are already taking place, Albania has become attractive for all countries. I have taken the opportunity to tell you about all the investments we have made so far, for companies with foreign investors who have come to Albania, such as the case of Voltalia that we are proud of and for the extraordinary price we have achieved through a very transparent and open competition, ie in the two photovoltaic parks that are already being built, such as the park of Karavasta and that of Spitalla ", underlined Balluku, adding that part of the discussions was the project for the innovation of storage of produced energy.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy described the meeting with the Hungarian Minister as productive which will produce in the future a greater cooperation between the two countries.

/Klara Ruci/