Transport, EU: The roads that Albania must build in the next three years

Transport, EU: The roads that Albania must build in the next three years
In the next three years, Albania needs to build several important road segments, but railways too, and it also needs to improve its ports. These are the requirements that the European Union has imposed as part of the 2018-2020 Integration Plan. As far as transport is concerned, which also occupies a special place in the process of integration, EU experts require Albania to build the main road corridors starting with the Pan European one. Another important road segment for the regional infrastructure is Corridor 8.

This corridor includes Durres-Morina highway, which enables a connection with Corridor 10. The North-South road segment (part of the Adriatic-Ionian highway) is another road that the country needs to build. Until 2021, the country also needs to build the Arber Highway and the central southern segment.  “Further integration of the Albanian railway network in the Southeastern European regional network and the rehabilitation and construction of the Durres-Tirana-Airport railway network”, is also another requirement that the European Union has imposed upon Albanian authorities for the next three years.  Meanwhile, “according to article 70 of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, Albania has the obligation to adapt its national legislation to the EU acquis and ensure that the existing and future legislation is applied properly”.  According to European experts, all of this will enable our country to be connected with the main trans-European networks and achieve operative standards comparable to EU standards. As far as road transport is concerned, the EU has also recommended Albania to pay more attention to road maintenance. This has also been part of the Albanian Transport Strategy, because only 25% of the necessary funds for the maintenance of roads are allocated from the state budget. Authorities also need to improve road safety, which is another recommendation that the European Union has made for Albania concerning roads.

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