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TAP Helps Clean the Osumi River

18 December 2017

Berat, Albania. On December 15 and 16, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) joined the Ministry of Tourism and Environment in cleaning the debris along the Osumi River. The initiative also included deepening the river bed and was conducted within the framework of the “We clean the Albania we love” campaign.  

 

TAP provided excavators and trucks for the cleaning and transport of urban and solid waste deposited on the Osumi River bed. Ten TAP vehicles cleaned the riverbed along the Velabisht Bridge - Uznova segment and TAP employees supported the works. The main road connecting Ura Vajgurore with Berat was also cleaned and volunteers, school students, and the armed forces planted trees along the roadside.

Recognising TAP’s participation, the Minister of Tourism and Environment, Blendi Klosi said, “This help is necessary for the residents of Berat; it enables a healthy environment which promotes tourism and prevents future floods.”

In addition to the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and TAP, the Armed Forces, the Berat Prefecture, the Municipality of Berat, the Municipality of Ura Vajgurore, and a series of private companies also participated in the cleaning action. 

TAP has so far supported a series of communities along the pipeline route facing emergency situations. In January 2017, TAP assisted some 1,300 households with food packages to overcome the harsh winter conditions. In August 2017, TAP donated uniforms and fire extinguishers for the Civil Emergency Services and, at the end 2017, TAP helped farmers affected by the floods in the south of Albania by distributing animal feed.