Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Telecommunications has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), and intends using its proceeds for the rehabilitation and construction of the road section Levan - Vlore, part of the North–South Road Corridor of Albania and Trans-European Corridor VIII. The project will be implemented by the General Roads Directorate.
The works comprise the construction of a new road section from Levan (19 km south of the city of Fier) to the city of Vlore. The total length of this section is 24 km and it is expected to be constructed as a 4-lane road.
This is a key road corridor leading to the Port of Vlore, which will facilitate regional integration and promote economic growth by reducing transport costs, increasing access and improving road safety. It is anticipated that the proposed project will continue to provide support to the road sector in Albania, through the introduction of performance-based maintenance contracts for state roads, with the aim of increasing effectiveness and lowering the costs of road maintenance. This transition impact builds on the enhancement of road financing arrangements through increased allocation of revenues to the road sector and restructuring of road sector operations to improve efficiency.
There is a project summary document available for this project.
Full ESIA availability
Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London, firstname.lastname@example.org
General Roads Directorate (GRD) Office, Tirana
Mr. Genci Dautaj, Chief of Environmental Department
General Roads Directorate,
Rruga “Sami Frasheri” Nr.33, Tirana, Albania
Tel/Fax: +355 (0) 4 223 600
Regional Roads Directorate (RRD) Office, Vlore Mr. Eduard Memishaj, Head of RRD Office
Dreejtoria Rajonale e Mirembajtjes se Rrugeve, Vlore
Mob. No. +355 (0) 692 060 941
Office Tel. + 355 (0) 33 24536
Mr. Arqile Mishtaku, Deputy Mayor (for Economic Issues)
Mob. No. +355 (0) 682 095 535
Mr. Halim Dervishi, Deputy Mayor (for Infrastructure Development)
Mob. No. +355 (0) 692 086 913
Vlore Municipality Offices (Bashkia Vlore),
Vlore, Albania .
Commune of Levan
Mr. Agim Qejvani, Chairman of Commune
Mob. No. +355 (0) 692 073 903
Commune of Novosela
Mr. Rait Llanaj, Head of Forestry Office, Vlore
Mob. No. +355 (0) 682 084 030
Mr. Kanan Shakaj
Mob. No. +355 (0) 682 052 435
EBRD Resident Office in Tirana
Donald Mishaxhi / Murat Yildiran
4th floor, Torre Drin, Abdi Toptani Street, Tirana
Telephone: +355 4 232 898
Fax: +355 4 230 580
At the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Telecommunications’ web site:
http://www.mpptt.gov.al/Levan_Vlore_EIA.zip in English and
This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.
Last updated 25 June 2014