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Three railway lines to connect Albania with Montenegro, North Macedonia and Pristina

  • 10/7/2021 7:57 PM
Three railway lines to connect Albania with Montenegro, North Macedonia and Pristina

Prime Minister Edi Rama during his presence at the Tirana Forum for Infrastructure Connection with the countries of the Western Balkans and Europe, spoke about 3 railway lines that will connect Durrës with Montenegro, North Macedonia and Pristina.

Among other things, he stressed that these lines would increase cooperation and encourage investment in the country.

"It has been a long process, but even more with the EBRD, for reasons that it has not been easy to understand. Currently we need to connect Durres with Montenegro in the sense of railway, as it does not make sense. On the other hand, the conncection of Durres with Hani Hotit and Montenegro will promote trade. We look forward to working on the other Durres-Prishtina railway and then connecting with Nis, which brings investment in a wider regional network. I am not putting it on the priority table, but these three are priorities. Another segment is Durres-North Macedonia, which will be meaningful for the region. It will be more important in parallel with the work we have started for the New Port of Durres, which will be more dignified from an environmental point of view. This was in terms of railways and roads. Of course, we wish to be able to accompany the Durres-North Macedonia railway project with infrastructure projects, and we will overcome some obstacles in the current situation. The rest is about digital history, opening up a new horizon for young people. We have a lot of talented young people who need to be socialized through a comprehensive way of presenting themselves to the digital world," Rama said.

/Klara Ruci/