Pristina, 28 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
The so called energy “highway” or 400 kV interconnection line between Albania and Kosovo has been completed.
During the ceremony of inauguration, Albania’s PM, Edi Rama said that Pristina and Tirana are laying the foundations for a joint power market.
“It is an important event in the path of the integration of our countries, starting with energy and continuing in all sectors. We have done so much together in order to apply in each sector our legal and administrative approach”, declared PM Edi Rama in the inauguration ceremony.
Meanwhile, Kosovo’s PM, Isa Mustafa said that this project is as important as the “Nation’s Road”, the highway that links Pristina to Tirana.
“We are delivering our promises of creating a sustainable energy system. The scope of this project is to achieve a high level of power supply and a cleaner environment for the production of power supply”, said Kosovo’s PM.
Meanwhile, Albanian minister of Energy, Damian Gjiknuri said that next year, construction will start for the interconnection line with FYROM.
Meanwhile, the “energy highway” has had a cost of around 30 million euros for the part of Albania alone.
The funding has been issued by German bank KfW. This line has a length of 241,1 km out of which 151,1 km are in Albania and 90 km in Kosovo. /balkaneu.com/