PRISTINA, Kosovo — The construction of an energy transmission line of 400 kV between Kosovo and Albania has been launched in the Kosovar municipality of Kastriot by Kosovo Prime Minister Thaçi and the German Minister for Economic Cooperation Dirk Niebel.
Reportedly this project is financed by the German government and its development bank KfW. The transmission line costs 75.5m euro and is said to be one of the biggest energy projects since the administrative secession of Kosovo from Serbia in 1999. Minister Niebel’s visit to Kosovo was part of his tour through several Balkan countries.
During his meetings with Kosovo government officials, Minister Niebel emphasized Germany’s intention to further back Kosovo’s economic, civil and institutional development. Meanwhile Germany’s parliament gave permission to extend the German military presence in Kosovo for another year. KON / NK