Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, has published today an updated guidance note on the recording of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in government accounts.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Albania
The government of Albania has launched the tender process for the development of an hydropower project on the Vjosa river under PPP scheme.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has announced a US$1 billion program to support infrastructure and other major development projects through a public-private partnership model.
Albanian Public Procurement Agency has announced that the Ministry of Environment has concluded a contract for the construction of waste-to-energy power plant near Fier with privately owned company Integrated Technology Services (ITS).
China Everbright Limited (CEL) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% shares in Tirana International Airport SHPK, after having signed the sale and purchase agreement in April this year.
The Municipality of Tirana (Albania) has launched the third tender process for the Design Build, Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) concession of the Tirana Public Transport Terminal Project.
The Government of Albania, acting through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MTI) has announced it has awarded Milot - Morine highway concession.
Abertis has secured an agreement with Intesa, Astaldi and the Tabacchi family to take up the two companies controlling 51.4% stake in the Italian industrial group A4 Holding, whose main assets are the A4 Brescia-Padova and the A31 toll roads.
Tirana International Airport shpk (TIA), the consortium that manages the Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (Mother Theresa) in Albania, has recently announced that the concessionaire is in negotiations with China Everbright Limited, the Chinese financial services company in asset management, direct investment, brokerage and investment banking.
Albania, Montenegro, and China Pacific Construction Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of the Blue Corridor road project.
The government of Albania, through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MTI), has launched a tender process for the Milot-Morine highway concession.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has issued a request for expression of interest (RFEOI) to hire legal and technical consultants for the upgrade of public hospital laboratories through a PPP project in Albania.
On February 25, 2014, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that the Municipality of Tirana (MoT) it is launching again a tender process for the construction of Tirana Public Transport Terminal.
On 17 September 2013 the Municipality of Tirana has announced that it is launching a tender process for the construction of Tirana Public Transport Terminal.
To date, Albania has seen a number of PPP projects, mainly in the area of the development and operation of hydro-power plants. While there is potential for PPP in all industry sectors including transport, public services, healthcare and waste, so far there has been little political support and little interest shown for the expansion of PPP projects into these sectors. It is yet to be seen in what direction and with what speed PPPs will evolve in Albania.