Mining permits: Ministry open procedures for 15 sites, SCAN, 09/05/2017

The Ministry of Energy and Industry has opened for expressions of interest 15 new mining areas across Albania. All interested companies must submit bids at the Ministry, presenting the necessary documentation. For the 14 areas, bids must be submitted on the period 23-25 May and for the last one on June 1, 2017.

But which are the free mining areas for which businesses can bid. The first is Kodra e Kojlikës, Durres area, which could be used for limestone. The second is Balgjaj, Diber, for search and discovery of chromium. Permit no. 738/7 includes Gjinaj area in Kukes, also for chromium. In Zerqan, Diber, is the fourth permit to search and discovery chromium.

In Tirana, Mëngaj area was declared a permit for the gypsum, whereas in Vlora, precisely Brataj, th permit involves search marbled limestone. The list goes on with Maja e Kreshtes in Diber, for chromium, while in Leshnjë, Berat, the permit provides for the use of the marbled limestone. In Zall Herr the permit involves discovery of limestone, and a similar situation is in Ura Vajgurore for which interested businesses can apply.

The ministry documentation includes specific details for each area and the quality of the ore. This is not the first time that these free mining areas have been proclaimed for interest.

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