After about 8 years from the tendering, Qukës-Qafë Plloçë road, a strategic project and started about a decade ago, is today an abandoned construction site. Prime Minister Edi Rama has inspected part of this road, and has promised that the road would be inaugurated in 2017.
Then he promised that it would be opened in 2019. Meanwhile, a few months ago, the Minister of Transport, Belinda Balluku, together with the Prime Minister Rama, stated in a press conference that they have started talks with two banks to secure the financing of 3 lots of this road.
So far there is no other details. However, in 8 years, Rama has gone over 20 times in the construction site, has posted photos on Facebook, has made many promises, and the works to continue the crawl.
Meanwhile, due to the cessation of penalties, costs and roads have multiplied and damaged accounted as much as 70 percent of the initial cost of the road. So the $ 125 million project, funded from the Islamic Development Bank, requires another $ 90 million to complete the investments.
Qukës-Qafë Plloçë road is the most spectacular failure of Edi Rama and Renaissance in infrastructure. An entire government fails to complete a 40-kilometer-long road with ready funding and project. Qukës-Qafë Plloça, is the project abandoned by Edi Rama, Renaissance Rilindja, by his ministers, although the Prime Minister continues to accuse the previous government i.
The Qukës-Qafë Plloçë road, has been abandoned, while the person who is hindering the implementation of the project has a name, her name is Anila Denaj! Until yesterday, were accused the Directorate of Roads, the Ministry of Transport, the deputies of the area. But since last year, everything is closed, and all the funds are secured.
It is Anila Denaj, who didn’t sign the amount of money, in order to complete the project.
If Anila Denaj had done this last year, today the road would probably be nearing completion. But this is not happening, and maybe the road will not be completed in a year or two, as we have a Minister of Finance like Anila Denaj who brings the debt to 90 percent of GDP for not very important projects./CNA.al