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TAP Inaugurates its 6th renovated School in Albania - a €630,000 Investment

20 December 2018

Ura-Vajgurore, Albania. In December 2018, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and representatives of the Municipality of Ura Vajgurore inaugurated the “Llukë Mita” school in the Konizbalta village. TAP invested 630,000 Euro as part of its TAP’s Social and Environmental Investment (SEI) programme.

 

The brand-new building provides optimal study conditions for 70 students and also houses the Konzibalta kindergarten, which is attended by approximately 30 children.

The Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi, the Mayor of Ura Vajgurore Juliana Memaj, TAP Country Manager Malfor Nuri, teaching staff and school students took part at the inauguration ceremony.

TAP Country Manager for Albania, Malfor Nuri, said: “We are pleased to inaugurate yet another school. In addition to the “Llukë Mita” school, we have also rebuilt the Pashalli Village kindergarten and have reconstructed the “Tre Dëshmorët” School in the Pobrat Village here in Ura Vajgurore. I would like to thank the Municipality of Ura Vajgurore for being a reliable partner in supporting our efforts.”

The Minister of Tourism and Environment, Blendi Klosi, said: “We welcome TAP’s contribution. Not only are they developing a strategic project, but they are investing in the local community. They supported nurseries, kindergartens, schools, roads and planted trees.”

The Mayor of Ura Vajgurore, Juliana Memaj, appreciated TAP’s investment in this community, benefiting children and students. She added: “I would like to thank TAP for this investment. In the municipality of Ura Vajgurore TAP has invested in two schools. Education is the main pillar of the future and we will continue to do our best to support the next generations."

The new building was furnished and equipped with the relevant teaching materials. Additionally, the new building has a library, two laboratories, a gymnasium, while also being fitted with a central heating system and insulation. TAP has also implemented relevant safety standards, fitting a fire extinguishing system and emergency staircase. A sports field has also been built outdoors.

TAP’s social projects contractor, Abkons, managed the project, while Beis shpk and Pienvis shpk carried out the renovation works, which created approximately 120 jobs during construction.

TAP remains committed to improving the quality of life of local communities, with a particular emphasis on school rehabilitation, in cooperation with both the central and local governments. To date, TAP has invested approximately 4 million Euro in rebuilding or reconstructing eight schools and kindergartens in Albania, as part of it SEI programme. In  total, TAP has committed to invest 14 million Euro in Albania.