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TAP Assists 1,300 Families in Need due to Severe Weather

19 January 2017

 

In light of the harsh situation created by the severe winter, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will assist approximately 1,300 families from 100 villages along the pipeline route and beyond. The initiative is deployed in cooperation with the Albanian Red Cross, which manages the logistics through its branches in these districts, and the local government. On 17 January, convoys started delivering packages containing food and blankets to the regions of Fier, Berat and Korça. 

 

Engjëllushe Barolli, one of the residents in Bilisht said: “Winter is always harder on poor families in remote villages. We are grateful to TAP for thinking of us in this very difficult situation.”

In total, approximately 6,000 persons will receive aid. The Municipalities of Fier, Roskovec, Lushnje, Berat, Ura Vajgurore, Çorovoda, Poliçan, Korça, Devoll, and Maliq, supported TAP’s initiative by providing the lists of the families most in need.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline is the European leg of the Southern Gas Corridor, which will transport natural gas to Europe from the Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan. Establishing close relations with the communities along the pipeline route is very important to TAP.