Pristina, 1 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Electric energy is a key factor for the development of economy, while 2016 will be a challenging year for the energy sector.
This was said in the forum dubbed “Kosovo’s supply with electricity”, hosted by the Ministry of Economic Development. Minister of Economic Development, Blerand Stavileci said that the energy sector remains one of the most challenging sectors that Kosovo has.
“The energy sector remains one of the most challenging sectors of our economy. There have been numerous efforts and investments in this domain since the end of the war, but we have many other challenges in front of us”, Stavileci said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa said that sustainable supply of electricity is crucial for economic development.
“We will make efforts to develop the electricity market, which would enable development. A few days ago, we have approved the national strategy of economic development. But all of this requires from us to secure electric energy, especially for businesses and production sector”, he said.
US ambassador to Kosovo, Greg Delawie said that the electric energy sector is crucial for the economic development and Kosovo’s general stability.
“A USAID recent report says that problems with power supply costs businesses in Kosovo 300 million euros a year in lost production and other costs. These funds could be used by businesses to expand production and create new jobs”, Delawie said. /ibna/