Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku has organized today a public hearing with interest groups related to the trade of cars, especially those early and of historic interest. These groups of interests had previously expressed their concerns in the albaniaqqeduam’s co-governance platform regarding certain legal restrictions imposed, which according to them affect trade activity.
Minister Balluku accompanied by DPSHTRR director Blendi Gonxhe and director of the Directorate of Infrastructure and Territory Policy and Development Thimjo Elder have heard the claims of vehicle dealers who seek to expand the timeframes for importing old and interesting cars as well as the extension of the deadline for carrying out the necessary procedures for their registration.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Balluku emphasized that Albania has already engaged in a very important process, such as that of European integration. In the framework of this process, the government must meet certain criteria that relate to environmental protection and regulation of legal procedures for the sale of old motor vehicles.
However, the minister has promised that the MEI will carefully consider all the issues raised and the demands presented by the interest groups to find the best possible solution for both vehicle dealers and non-environmental pollutants.
“This is a heartache to improve a field in which your interests have somehow been touched and we will find a medium way, better to comply with environmental requirements and laws, but on the other without destroying even the businesses you invested in, “Balluku said.
Business representatives on their part thanked for the attention shown by MEI and for the willingness to find a solution to their concerns.
News Source: Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy