FLORID DUMI1, Prof. Dr. ALBA DUMI2
Authors country of origin: France1, Albania2
Institutional affiliation: 1Technique Quantitatives et Management, Lyon, 2Dean of Graduate School, University of Vlora ”Ismail Qemali”
The main issues handled in this presentation are: strengthening local government leadership and initiative; a partnership between municipalities and NGOs; concluding all of these in the community-based approaches to infrastructure services and neighborhood revitalization.
Almost everywhere problems of water scarcity can be considerably mitigated through metering, leakage detection and reduction, network improvements, disconnection of illegal connections, and optimization of storage and supply patterns. The distribution problem in Albania also has a seasonal aspect: much more water is needed during the summer growing season; when rainfall is scarce, rural drinking water is often misused for irrigation; and the tourist resort areas use large amounts of water.
Albania is open to foreign investment and increasing FDI is a top priority for the Albanian government. Albania has put in place a liberal foreign investment regime, including a 10 percent flat corporate and income tax and has taken measures to improve the business climate by streamlining business procedures through e-government reforms. These improvements along with NATO membership and progress toward EU integration have contributed to the increase in investors’ interest during the last couple of years. Promising sectors for foreign investors include: energy (including alternative energies), telecommunications, and tourism. The country’s geographic position places it at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe. A stable U.S. ally, Albania is a member of NATO, the WTO and is in the process of applying for candidate status in the European Union.
Keywords: Albanian reforms, EU process, development strategy, NATO
Volume 1.No.1(2018): April
ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)
DOI : 10.33807/monte.1.201904227
DOI URL : https://doi.org/10.33807/monte.1.201904227
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