Railway line Tirana – Durres – Rinas / Deputy Minister: The work will begin in July, VAT arrangements will be taken
The work for the rehabilitation of the Tirana-Durres railway line and the construction of the new line to Rinas is expected to start within July.
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Artan Shkreli tells TV SCAN that the technical and economic bids of 6 international companies competing for this infrastructure work are currently being evaluated.
The total cost of this project is 90m Euros, of which 36m euros are EBRD loans and 35.4m euros are EU grants. Meanwhile, the Albanian government must finance the value of VAT, which amounts to 16 million euros.
However, in the 2020 budget this value was not allocated, but according to Shkreli, with the budget review this amount will be available to the project.
The deputy minister says the price of the ticket will be determined after the operation of the offense, which may be by the state or the private, but the government will aim for it to be 1.5 euros.