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Deepens the scandal with the concession of 128 million euros/ Other documents revealed

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Deepens the scandal with the concession of 128 million euros/ Other documents revealed

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A group of investigative journalists, were able to obtain a complete document yesterday regarding the company Geogenix BV, which is in fact Integreted Energy BV, the 100% shareholder of Integreted Energy BV SPV, which is the incinerator concessionaire of Tirana, worth 128 million euros, for 30 years.

In this document provided by us, it is once again clear that the company Integreted Energy BV in February this year, immediately after the publication of the scandal, of a company EM Capital Group, founded in Bulgaria by Klodian Zoto, Mirel Mërtiri and Eva Blushi, the wife of Top Channel director Ben Blushi, changed her name.

According to official data from this company, it turns out that it was established in 2016. In 2017, i.e in the year when it signed the concession of 128 million euros, the company had zero activity. So turnover and profit have been almost non-existent.

On the other hand, in 2018, the company has a turnover of 920 thousand euros. In 2019, according to these data, this turnover amounts to 1.1 million euros. So, a company set up from zero, as soon as it signed the concession in 2017, start circulating millions of euros.

Meanwhile, official data provided by journalists, show the management of the company, which today has a 78-years old in its direction, which has taken the lead since December 2019, and also continues the company Almares Menagment BV, which has signed, as we have shown in other writings, the co-management of the company, where one of the directors of Almares is a Russian citizen. (Read here)

Also, named in the documents are the last three directors, one of whom is Mr.Giusepse Ciafaglione, who is currently one of the managers of Integreted Energy BV SPV, and Klodian Zoto, born in 1976, who ran the company from 2016 until on March 20, 2019. So, from its establishment, until shortly after it signed the concession of 128 million euros in Tirana.

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Further, the data collected by journalists show the history of the name change, which has happened in February of this year. Also, the document show the three projects launched by this company, which are Albania, Gana and Zimbabwe. This third was also involved in a scandal, reported in the media.

On the other hand, it is shown who are some main partners of this company, among which is “De Mare srl”, which is the company that won with direct procurement 15 million euros for the cleaning of Porto Romano, the risk zone waste of Durrës.

Which in fact was in collaboration with another Albanian company, such as Viktoria Invest, but apparently the latter has been simple and only facade, and everything there will be done by Klodian Zoto himself and his partners.

Furthermore, CNA.al was able to provide other data related to this company, built only a short time before winning a tender of 128 million euros in Albania. A company with no experience, which appeared from nowhere and earned some bags of money.

It was advertised by the mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, as a success story that would employ many people. But it was actually a company, that was born out off shore shell. Furthermore, Top Channel also appears in favor of this company and incinerators, where in some reports CNA.al has also provided the partnership of the owners of the incinerators with Ben Blushi’s wife. Today, after more than 10 denunciations, the institutions have not yet reacted. The Prosecution has not launched any investigation, but it is expected that in the coming days, with the documents and facts brought by CNA.al, no one will remain silent. It cannot be passed without revealing a truth, that will cost Albanians citizens hundreds of millions of euros./ CNA.al

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Why should be arrested Edmond Haxhinasto / He changed the project 21 times, with a cost of $ 145 million

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Pse duhet arrestuar Edmond Haxhinasto/ Ndryshoi projektin 21 herë, kostoja 145 milion dollarë

In recent days, a scandal has erupted regarding the financing of the Tirana-Elbasan road, which has had three segments. The first of which has been Sauk-Tunel, and the third segment, Tunnel-Elbasan.

CNA.al has been able to provide official data from the General Directorate of Roads. The data show that from 2013 onwards, during the time when the ministry was headed by Edmond Haxhinasto, 21 changes were made to the project.

According to official data, it turns out that the construction contracts are of the FIDIC type and in principle unchanged, after they were tendered and this contract was signed. For the first segment of the Tirana-Elbasan road, 14 changes have been made.

Rruga Tiranë-Elbasan

As for the third segment, seven changes have been made, thus increasing the cost of road construction to a value of 80 million euros, or about 95 million dollars. They have been these changes that subsequently led to disputes and enabling the”Aktor” company to go to arbitration and win a sum of 44 million euros.

So, about 80 million euros additional costs after 21 changes, mainly proposed by the “Actor” company, and all after the coming to power of the Renaissance, and Minister of Transport Edmond Haxhinasto.

Road costs, official data

The Tirana-Elbasan road, according to official data provided by National Road Authority, has cost about 450 million dollars. Of which about 14 million dollars, or 12 million euros, has been the value of one kilometer, for 29 kilometers of total road of this project, from Tirana to Elbasan.

The tunnel has cost about $ 105 million. The first segment of the road, the Sauk Tunnel, cost about $ 220 million for 12 kilometers. We emphasize that this segment has not yet been taken over by the Albanian government. And the value of one kilometer in this segment goes to nearly $ 17.2 million.



The third segment, the Tunnel-Elbasan, cost about 125 million dollars, for a length of 11.5 km. At a cost of about $ 11 million per kilometer. So the first lot still undelivered, had a value almost 50 percent more expensive than the third segment.

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These costs came after the changes in the project, requested by the “Aktor” company and approved, noting that it is the latter that is responsible for these changes. But, in fact it is the Albanian government which has paid about 80 million euros, or about 95 million dollars. Revenue costs due to changes in the project.

So, as we pointed out above, and from official data, it turns out that the total value of the road is $ 450 million. The first segment worth nearly $ 220 million, and the third lot nearly $ 125 million, given the fact that the tunnel also cost about $ 104.6 million.

The average value per kilometer along the entire length is about 14 million dollars, or about 12 million euros. But, there is a very big difference, between the first lot and the third lot. Where the first lot has cost about 50 percent more expensive than the third.

Facts and arguments

These are all facts with concrete figures for each lot, for the damage caused for each lot and total cost. With 21 changes in the project, with certain points of the amendments which have also left space for the “Aktor” company beyond around 80 million euros, or 95 million dollars additions due to changes in the contract, add at least another 44 million euros fine by the Arbitration.

So, it is not the declared amount of 130 million dollars, as an addition to the total cost together with the Arbitration fine, but it goes around 145 million dollars in total. And here everything has to do with the first and third segment of the road.

So, 145 million dollars are the additions and fines after the changes in the contract due to these two road segments, excluding the tunnel, which has cost about 105 million dollars, and is not included at all in this data./ CNA.al

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The scandal with the 100 million car/ Sander Lleshaj cannot put in his pocket the luxurious BMW

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The scandal with the 100 million car/ Sander Lleshaj cannot put in his pocket the luxurious BMW

About two weeks ago, CNA.al reported on a scandal involving Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj. It is about the purchase of a luxurious car by the State Police, for the Contact Officer at the Albanian Embassy in Berlin. But then the vehicle was brought to Albania, and is in use by Minister Sander Lleshaj.

As can be seen from the photos below, the vehicle with German license plates was initially parked at the General Directorate of Police.

 

Albanian license plates were then placed on the vehicle, and it was sent to the Ministry of Interior.

Also, a few days ago, CNA.al published photos of Sander Lleshaj in Korça, where of course stood out the luxurious vehicle.

Also, in the parliamentary session on Monday, Sander Lleshaj left the deputies with “open mouth”, after appearing before the Assembly with the 100 million BMW.



But, beyond all these, CNA.al has further investigated, regarding the scandal in question. From the investigation we have learned that the vehicle used by Sander Lleshaj is not registered in any of the Vehicle Insurance Agencies.
Also, CNA.al revealed that the vehicle in question has fake license plates. We remind that there have been fierce debates about the purchase of this tool. The Albanian Embassy in Berlin and the Foreign Ministry have opposed the purchase of the vehicle.

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Also, former deputy director of the State Police, Aida Hajnaj, which is actually at the top of National Bureau of Investigation, has hotly debated and contested acquisition of the vehicle. But the scandal lies in some details as well. The huge amount of money that was used to buy it during the pandemic is one of the issues that makes you scream.

When in Albania there are no respirators, when the situation in hospitals is catastrophic, when the economic crisis is plaguing the country, after the tragic earthquake of November 26 and the Covid-19 pandemic, instead of spending money on respirators or fixing houses, Sander Lleshaj orders the State Police to buy him a car worth 100 million Lek.
With that much money, dozens of respirators could be bought for hospitals, and could be reconstructed some houses damaged by the earthquake. While Lleshaj gets a luxury car, with German license plates, which circulates without insurance and with fake license plates, just because the Minister of Interior is looking for luxury. The car he had been not enough for him, and he wants another car./CNA.al

Skandali me makinën 100 milionëshe/ Sandër Lleshaj nuk e fut dot në xhep BMW-në luksoze

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ONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS IS OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED

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Telekom Albania is now ONE Telecommunications and a new era starts for the first mobile operator in the country! The significant change was announced by its shareholders and the advantages are immediately tangible.

Elvin Guri, the major shareholder of ONE Telecommunications, stated that his connection with the Albanian economy now becomes stronger than ever. “It is an honor for me as an investor to give back to my country. ONE Telecommunications will become the company of all Albanians”.

The new brand comes with new values which are easy to understand and follow. Honesty and transparency that translates in integrity will drive every relation with the company, competence in everyday work, products and services built with deep understanding of customer needs, friendliness along the way to success are all solid foundations for ONE and its employees to become the preferred operator and the best working place in the country.

Belinda Balluku, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy was a guest at the event and she stated that: “Each successgul step of your company, whicih has already showed itself that knows how to be succsesful, is a benefit for all the country.” Aditionally, she emphasised the importance of communication that this difficult year confirmed once more: “This is the most struggling year for each one. This year highlighted that communication through internet was the most important thing that kept things going and Albania needs your contribution in this direction because internet is the future.”

Emil Georgakiev, CEO of ONE Telecommunications, mentioned an investment of 92 million Euro in network infrastructure and information technology that will enable the customers of the company to achieve top data speeds of up to 1 Gbps and enjoy an indoor coverage of up to 7 times better than now. He emphasized that: “ONE will demonstrate a new approach to market and a new way of doing things. Customers satisfaction is our top priority. We are confident that making things better every day for customers will make us the number ONE operator in Albania”.



What is more important, the network is being upgraded with the newest technology from Ericsson, built to offer the safest communications possible. Its security standards have already earned ONE Telecommunications the status of a clean telco in the Clean Path initiative of the US Department of State. It is the first operator in the country and the region to achieve this milestone.

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And on the day that ONE Telecommunications is offcially announced, its technical experts confirm that a downlink speed of 1.2 Gpbs has just been recorded in a real-life environment. In front of the “Arena Kombetare” in Tirana, during the morning hours, a technician used a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for a speed test. This unprecedented result with 4G+ in Albania, comes from the aggregation of three frequency bands, simultaneous communication in four channels between the base station and the handsets, and a signal modulation of 256 QAM. Soon, the same experience will be widely available to clients all over the country.

Young people and professionals may choose among the new prepaid Unlimited plans, using the full potential of the 4G+ evolution, including unlimited airtime with some of the categories. Postpaid clients can become part of any ONE tariff plan and enjoy the biggest benefits in the market, including unlimited internet for all of them! And for the first time in the market, ONE clients can pick a handset in the shop and pay for it every month, with their tariff plan. Anyone is invited to choose from a wide range of handsets that now become more affordable.

People can visit the ONE shops, and their smiling staff will advise customers on communication solutions that can be specially tailored for them. These shops are remodelled to provide a better customer service making them a user-friendly space and a point of reference for everything related to communicatoin. As the slogan of the company says, ONE Telecommunications promises to become Better Every Day for all Albanians.

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