TIRANA, APRIL 15, 2010 “Although Albania’s trade deficit did not increase last year, the decrease in the overall exports from Albania underlines the urgent need to improve the competitiveness of Albanian products in domestic and foreign markets,” said USAID/Albania Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams, at an economic policy roundtable held today in Tirana.
The Minister of Economy, Trade, and Energy, Mr. Dritan Prifti, also delivered remarks on the challenges facing trade in Albania.
TIRANA, APRIL 9, 2010 The Albanian Pediatrics Association, in collaboration with the J Project and with the support of USAID, held today the annual Conference on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
KORCA, MARCH 31ST, 2010 In a signing ceremony attended by the Mayor of Korca, Niko Peleshi; USAID Mission Director, Joseph Williams, and the Regional Director of ProCredit Bank, Ada Përmeti, the City of Korca signed the second commercial loan to a local government unit in Albania.
This commercial loan was made possible with the assistance of the USAID Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA) and USAID’s Development Credit Authority, as part of the technical assistance for local economic development and supporting the implementation of the local borrowing law.
KORCE AND POGRADEC, MARCH 31, 2010 USAID Mission Director, Joseph C. Williams, and the Mayor of Korce, Niko Peleshi, launched today a new computerized tax systems in Korca. The day before, Joseph Williams launched the same system in Pogradec with the Mayor, Artan Shkembi. The system, which was developed through USAID’s Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA), will make tax collection and services more efficient and effective, thus leading to greater tax revenues for cities and improved services for citizens.
TIRANA, MARCH 25, 2010 Last week, USAID’s Competitive Enterprise Development program, in partnership with the National Tourism Agency and the Albanian Tourism Association, participated in the world’s leading travel trade fair ITB Berlin 2010 held in Germany. There, USAID announced the launch of a Familiarization Tours program (FAM Tours 2010) for foreign tour operators interested in selling Albania as a travel destination.
SHKODRA, MARCH 19, 2010 The Municipality of Shkodra opened today a new Tourist Information Office, as part of the city’s ongoing tourism promotion efforts. The office will offer free of charge, high-quality professional tourism information services to tourists and visitors.
Mayor Lorenc Luka and Mr. Stephen Herbaly, a representative of USAID/Albania, delivered remarks. Both speakers highlighted the importance of this office for the city and its tourism businesses.
SHKODRA, MARCH 17, 2010 Today, USAID donated over 80,000 tomato, pepper and cucumber seedlings to 52 greenhouse farmers who lost their crops during the floods that occurred in December and January in northern Albania. The seedlings will supply an important source of income for farmers during the spring months.
Farmers from the communes of Bushat, Guri Zi, Ana Mali and Berdic, met with the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Deborah Jones, who helped deliver the seedlings to famers.
TIRANA, MARCH 15, 2010 The Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) released today the results of the first ever 2008-09 Albanian Demographic and Health Survey (ADHS).
This survey collected data on demographic patterns, fertility, maternal and child health, HIV, nutrition, migration and the role of women in Albania. According to the ADHS, disparities in health and nutrition status, access to health services and levels of knowledge of family planning, HIV/AIDS and STIs are identified as areas for improvement.
Last updated: October 24, 2013