Mr Nuri presented an overview of TAP’s progress in the country, as well as the Project’s benefits for the wider region: “TAP is one of the most important energy projects in South Eastern Europe and works are progressing in line with our project schedule. In addition to ensuring a strategic position for Albania, TAP’s presence is a cornerstone for the development of the domestic gas distribution network.
“But beyond developing the pipeline, we have built sustainable and strong relations with our neighbouring communities. TAP has invested in numerous social and environmental projects that directly impact the quality of life of thousands of people,” Mr. Nuri added.
The International Energy Charter Forum brought together Ministers, as well as high-level representatives from the Albanian government, regulatory agencies, the European Commission, private sector and other international organisations.
The Forum addressed relevant topics on the future of the energy sector, such as diversification of supply, renewable energy, reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, increased interconnections between regional grids, the development of a more competitive market and energy efficiency.
The TAP project is one of the most mature energy projects in the region and was therefore in focus at the Forum.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy and the Energy Charter Secretariat, where Albania holds the 2019 presidency.