19 July 2006
On 19 July 2006, at one of the conference halls of Rogner
Hotel, the advisory group met to discuss the goals and methodology
of the project dedicated to analyzing one of the basic public
services in the greater Tirana area, namely public transportation.
The ultimate goal of the study will be to assist both central
and local authorities towards improving and rationalizing
the system to better serve the needs of a constantly growing
population. The launching of the project met with great interest.
The Ministry of Transports and the Municipality of Tirana
representatives took active part in the discussions. The meeting
was also attended by all heads of local government units constituting
the Tirana region, as well as by representatives of the Association
of Municipalities and of the Association of Communes.
The project on improving public transportation in the area
of Tirana will focus on extensive research on the ground to
correctly diagnose the situation and identify problems in
the existing system. Another component of the project will
study the legal basis and the institutional framework and
how they feed into one another. The proposed methodology relies
heavily on drawing input and feedback by broad based citizen
groups. The study will finalize with policy recommendations
which NOSA will advocate widely and lobby with the relevant
The study is part of Co-Plan’s strategy under the NOSA
Good Governance and Rule of Law Program.