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Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 99-08-02

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From: The Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) Home Page at <http://www.telpress.it/ata>

Albanian Telegraphic Agency

CONTENTS

  • [01] Some 30 thousand Albanian women prostituting in Europe - UNDP
  • [02] French Government finances three projects to improve livestock breeding
  • [03] Exchange rates for Monday
  • [04] Three men arrested for prostitution
  • [05] USD96 million for port of Durres
  • [06] Kosova Telecom resumes operation
  • [07] Mostly sold books in past week in Tirane
  • [08] Albanian pupils and students return back to their school buildings
  • [09] BBC radio starts program for children
  • [10] NATO French forces start proceedings to rehabilitate sports ground in Elbasan
  • [11] Two policemen wounded in Kukes
  • [12] Vengeance in Tirane center; Two people reported dead and five wounded
  • [13] AFD: 3,3 million dollars investments during first half of 1999
  • [14] Red Crescent to continue aid for Prizren inhabitants
  • [15] Minaroli says Prosecutors should carry to the end denouncement against governors' contraband
  • [16] "Stability in Balkan can not be implemented without women's participation" - Sarajevo Summit
  • [17] Minister Bufi orders drafting of an economic study on gas sector
  • [18] 4,8 ton imported ice-creams are blocked
  • [19] Modalities on new NATO force in Albania not yet defined
  • [20] Drugs - a serious threatening for Albanian youth
  • [21] Bovilla: 53% of investments realized during half of year 1999
  • [22] IMF: Foreign investments interested to invest in Albania

  • [01] Some 30 thousand Albanian women prostituting in Europe - UNDP

    TIRANE, August 1 (ata) - By Eva Londo: According to a study made by UNDP, the number of Albanian women prostituting in Europe is nearly 30 000, and they are between 14-54 years.

    According to the same study, Albanian Interpol has handled in the period 1993-1998, 103 cases of girls who have disappeared, on the basis of the denunciation from their families and later it has managed to return to Albania 44 of them. From 580 people denounced over 1991-1997 for prostitution trafficking, 200 of them have been arrested.

    During the period 1993-1997, prostitution in Albania had an immediate increase. During the past two years, studies have registered a lower figure on prostitution but never its elimination. /dast/xh/

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    [02] French Government finances three projects to improve livestock breeding

    KORCE, August 1 (ata) - By B Fejzullai: The French Government has financed in Korca district three projects for livestock breed improvement.

    Femi Xhemo, director of the agricultural department of the district told ATA that the French party has brought in Korce 145 cows of Tarantese breed, 272 cows of the breed "Il de France" and 210 cows of alpine goats. The cows and goats have been given to farmers for their good rearing while the sheep are given to the Station of small sheep.

    The French party has assisted the agricultural department also with a laboratory for the artificial insemination and a laboratory for milk analyses. During this year, the French party has agreed to also bring another contingent of livestock of these breeds.

    Xhemo explains that the breeding of these cow with the local ones has led to a higher production of milk.

    In the context of the relations with France, many specialists and farmers have been sent on short-term specializations to France. The district agricultural department has planned that the new French breeds be spread throughout the district within a 4-5 year period. /pas/xh/

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    [03] Exchange rates for Monday

    TIRANE, Agusut 2 (ata) By D.Koça: Lek has gained points again on the first day of this week in the foreign currency market in Tirane, as compared with Saturday, July 31, 1999.

    The exchange rates of foreign currencies

    Kind of currency Bought Sold

    USD 133 133,5

    DM 72 72,5

    LIT(1000) 72,5 73

    GRD(100) 43 43,5 /led/xh/

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    [04] Three men arrested for prostitution

    TIRANE, August 1 (ata) - By U Bajrami: Police forces in Gramsh caught on Saturday citizens Afrim Eqerem Vlashi, 28 and Alfred Pelivan Hysenbelliu, 25, the two from Berat, sources from PublIc Order Ministry told ATA.

    These nationals were traveling with fake documents together with two foreign girls, Rezinkova Viktor Natalia, 24, Russian, and Leonora Bajkujan Shernekumak, 19, Romanian, whom they have taken from Macedonia to send them to Italy for prostitution. /led/xh/

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    [05] USD96 million for port of Durres

    DURRES, August 2 (ata) - By S Gjordeni: The U.S. Agency for Trade and Development has offered a grant of USD400 thousand for the project of the containers terminal in the port of Durres, while the construction cost of the terminal is envisaged to be as high as USD96 million.

    The investment is made in the context of Corridor 8 according to the program of the initiative for the development of the southern Balkan, Albania-Macedonia-Bulgaria.

    The rapid increase of the operations of containers throughout the world has aroused the interest in the construction of the terminal of containers in Durres port. /led/xh/

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    [06] Kosova Telecom resumes operation

    PRISHTINE, August 2 (ata) - ATA correspondent in Prishtine Behlul Jashari reports: The Administrator of the United Nations in Kosova Bernard Kouchner inaugurated today the resumption of work in the Telecom, considering this event as very important for the construction of Kosova.

    The staff dismissed from the job for the last 10 years returned to work. The international telephone cuts due to the war in Kosova are expected to be recovered soon. /p.ta/xh/

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    [07] Mostly sold books in past week in Tirane

    TIRANE, August 2 (ata) - By Ornela Kadaifciu: According to a poll in the Tirane book shops, the mostly sold books over the past weeks were:

    "Ivory Dragon" authored by Fatos Kongoli, published by "MÇM" Publishing House.

    "Nest of Snakes" by the writer Francois Mauriac, translated by Vandush Vincani and published by Dituria Publishing House.

    "A British on Dibra Road" by Niko Nikolla, published by Toena Publishing House.

    "Trunk of Memories" by the authoress Anisa Markajan and published by Çabej Publishing House.

    "Labyrinth of Borges" by Jorge Luis Borges, translated into Albanian by Feride Papleka and published by Onufri Publishing House. /led/xh/

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    [08] Albanian pupils and students return back to their school buildings

    PRISHTINE, August 2 (ata) - ATA correspondent in Prishtine, Behlul Jashari reports: Over half a million Albanian pupils, students and teachers of Kosova returned today to school premises from which they were expelled by Serbs 9 years ago.

    In the ceremony held on this occasion in the Prishtina University, in the square in front of the Philological Faculty, a festive concert was performed in the presence of thousands of students and citizens. /p.ta/xh/

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    [09] BBC radio starts program for children

    TIRANE, August 2 (ata) - By Ardi Pulaj: The British Radio BBC started on Monday a special program for children which will be broadcast everyday at noon. It will serve as a summer school for children and at the same time as an alternative for their entertainment in the hot holiday days.

    Various fields such as geography, history, stories and events adopted for radio will be part of this daily BBC program for children.

    The BBC radio waves lengths make possible that the program be listened to Kosova as well.

    In the first program, broadcast on Monday, also messages from Kosova children were collected. They showed how they wanted to see Kosova in the future. /xh/

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    [10] NATO French forces start proceedings to rehabilitate sports ground in Elbasan

    ELBASAN, August 2 (ATA)-M. Lulja, NATO French forces, deployed in the region of Kraste in Elbasan, as part of the cooperation with the town-hall of this city, have started work to rehabilitate the old sports ground in the city's western part.

    According to Skender Qorri, chairman of the sports council at the town-hall, works are concentrated on adjusting the drainage system of this sports ground, where training is carried out.

    The French forces will also rehabilitate the football field. /lh/lm/

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    [11] Two policemen wounded in Kukes

    KUKES, July 2 (ATA) - By Riza Hoxha: Two employees of the Kukes police commissariat have remained wounded on Sunday while they were on duty.

    The event happened at about 17.20 on Sunday, near the city hotel, when the police of Rapid Intervention Forces intervened to solve the disagreement between the citizen Besnik Haziri and some UNHCR employees working in Kukes.

    Haziri, 34, inhabitant of Kukes city, while aiming at profiting under the pretension of ownership on the soil where the hotel is constructed, place where the UNCHR employees were sheltered, opened fire against them.

    Rapid Intervention Forces went to the spot immediately, but Haziri opened fire without hezitation against them. The two policemen Gazment Basha and Ramadan Hila were wounded during the fire. Haziri is in serious conditions, while the other policemen is out of life danger.

    The event was confirmed to ATA by Kukes district police chief, Ylber Duraku, who added that Besnik Haziri, aged 34, was arrested immediately by the police forces.

    According to Duraku, the quarrels on the soil ownership in Kukes city have become rather concerning for the state structures, and they have obstacled the foreign investments. /s.s/A.A/

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    [12] Vengeance in Tirane center; Two people reported dead and five wounded

    TIRANE, August 2 (ATA) - Two people have died and five others are wounded during a grave incident which happened on Sunday evening at the cross of "Bajram Curri" boulevard in the "Sami Frasheri" road, Tirane, only 200 meters away from the Directorate of Police Prefecture.

    According to the spokesman of this directorate, armed persons who were traveling with a car, "Benz" kind, have opened fire with automatic riffle against a group of persons, and killed the citizen Leonard Ismet Idrizi, aged 18, born in Durres, and inhabitant of "Çole" quarter in Vlore.

    According to a police communique, Idrizi was sentenced in 1997 with 16 years imprisonment accused of the killing of his uncle, but he was released a week ago by the Supreme Court.

    Klodian Islam Hyseni, 20, from Yzberisht, the friend accompanying Idrizi remained wounded.

    The cartridges caused even the death of the citizen Mesin Haxhi Kuteli, 58, who was baking maizes in the pavement.

    Police sources report that some other four by-passers are wounded. All the wounded people are send home after being medically treated, except Klodian Hyseni, who is hospitalized.

    The police forces think that the cause of the crime is revenge. Idrizi and Hyseni had relations with Myrteza Çaushi, one of the persons proclaimed as rather wanted by the police forces. /A.A/

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    [13] AFD: 3,3 million dollars investments during first half of 1999

    Tirana, August 2 (ATA) - By Elton Metaj -The total value of the investments of the Albanian Fund of Development during the first half of 1999 is some 3,3 million dollars, and 2,66 of them are used, stated in press conference the Executive Director of AFD Maksim Mitrojorgji.

    During the first six months 199 sub-projects are implemented, 39 are started and 63 other are completed. Since 1993, the time when this Fund started its activity some 27 million dollars are planned for investments and some 21 million dollars are used. So, in total 623 are started and 496 projects are completed.

    According to the directors of the Fund during the first six months of 1999, the rehabilitation of 566 km road, 195 km water pipeline, etc, are completed with the finances of this organization.

    The Albanian Fund of Development finances mainly projects on rural and urban roads, water pipeline, schools, watering system and health centers. /led/linda/

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    [14] Red Crescent to continue aid for Prizren inhabitants

    ELBASAN, August 2 (ATA)-By M. Lulja, The Turkish government, through the Red Crescent, besides the aid provided to Kosovars for three months in the former camps of Mjekes in Elbasan and Macedonia during the Kosovar crisis, will also continue to provide humanitarian aid after their return to their lands.

    According to the former director of Turkish camp of Mjekes, Jarmys Dyrmysh, the Turkish government, through Turkish ambassador in Tirane Ahmet Okcun, has made known to the Red Crescent and the military command of the former camp of Mjekes that their humanitarian mission will continue also in Kosove.

    To this end, he added, eight vanloads of food and detergents, to be distributed to the inhabitants of Prizren city, left the Elbasan city customs on Monday.

    This convoy of vans, after three days, will travel again to Prizren, escorted by Turkish military troops, to distribute aid to the inhabitants of this city. /s.s/lm/

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    [15] Minaroli says Prosecutors should carry to the end denouncement against governors' contraband

    TIRANE, August 2 (ATA) - By Ilir Poçi: Albanian Democratic Party (DP) expressed on Monday its concern for what it called as "smuggling, corruption and crime which has involved the whole country".

    Three secretaries of the Democratic Party, Vili Minaroli, Shaban Memia and Fatos Beja told a news conference that the parameters of organized crime and contraband are accepted even by senior justice officials. They mentioned the declaration of one of anti-contraband prosecutors, according to which "the contraband is leaded by Tirane mobile phones".

    "The Prosecutor Bilbil Meta, and others should carry to the end their denouncement against the state leaders who chair the contraband, in the contrary, these declarations will be considered as demagogy and will show that the contraband alliance between smugglers, ministers and justice continues", said Vili Minarolli.

    The DP members said that they have always presented alternatives to cope with this crises. "We should reach well-understanding pacts in the country before the foreigners adopt stability pacts" said Minaroli referring to proposes of his party made some times ago on achieving of a pact on order between the political parties. /y.pa/A.A/

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    [16] "Stability in Balkan can not be implemented without women's participation" - Sarajevo Summit

    TIRANE, August 2 (ATA) - By Eva Londo: Stability Pact can not be implemented without the active participation of women, who are almost half of the region's population" - This is the appeal the "Albanian Women Federation" in cooperation with several sister-like organizations of Balkan countries made in Sarajevo Summit, the chairwoman of this federation, Lajla Pernaska, told a news conference on Monday.

    After hailing the achievements of women movement of the Balkan countries during the Summit, Pernaska told about the contribution and importance of Albanian women on reconstruction and integration of regional countries in the European Union and in the Alliance of Northern Atlantic.

    The appeal of the Balkan women was presented before the representatives in this summit by Albanian delegation, but it (the appeal) was signed by tens of Balkan countries participating in the Summit. According to Pernaska "this was a merit of Albanian people, who during the crisis in Kosove became an example all over the world due to their dignity, patriotism and human spirit. /fn/A.A/

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    [17] Minister Bufi orders drafting of an economic study on gas sector

    Tirana, August 2 (ata) - By M.Pupa - The Minister of Public Economy and Privatization Ylli Bufi ordered on Monday the Albanian Petrol Company "APC" to draft within August a study completely economic on gas sector. This study, to include even a business plan, will present the ways and the measures to be taken aiming at restructure of the gas sector in Albania.

    According to the spokesman, the Minister Bufi held today a meeting with the directors and specialists of the hydro-carbures directorates close to the ministry, APC, Albpetrol, AKH and Oil Institute.

    Different problems on gas production and distribution by Albpetrol is discussed in the meeting. At the moment Albpetrol produces 34 thousand m3 per day through its existent sources.This quantity is possible to be sold to ARMO, for current infrastructure.

    The participants in the meeting stressed the fact that the production level is far way from the real needs of Albania, and especially of the future ones.

    "The main task is the transformation of the gas sector in a profitable economic activity", said Minister Bufi, who order APC that in cooperation with Oil Institute, AKH and Energy Agency to draft within August a study totally economic.

    This study will define even the policy to be followed in this sector in the future together with the investments to be implemented, the increase of existent sources and the alternative versions of gas provision. /linda/

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    [18] 4,8 ton imported ice-creams are blocked

    Tirana, August 2 (ATA) - By E.Xhajanka - Some 4,8 ton imported ice- creams are blocked these days in Durresi district, being expired, told ATA sources from the Food Control Directorate close to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

    Sources stressed that the value of the ice-cream blocked reached to 11 960 dollars.

    "To guarantee the clients for the security of the markets' products, the inspectorates in districts are performing continues and correct control", said the director of the Food Control Directorate, Nazmi Haxhia. /led/linda/

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    [19] Modalities on new NATO force in Albania not yet defined

    TIRANE, August 2 (ATA)-By E. Koraqi, The Atlantic Council has decided that NATO continues to stay in Albania but the modalities on this new force have not yet been defined, Helge Eriksen, chief of information close to AFOR in Tirane, told ATA.

    The AFOR troops, which are currently in Albania, will leave on September 1, said Eriksen, explaining that the new NATO force may be named AFOR 2.

    Asked about the number, mission and command of this force, Erkisen says that so far nothing has been defined in detail and added that these issues will be determined at a special meeting of the Council of the Alliance.

    However, the chief of AFOR information said that Italy has expressed the desire to assume the command of this force, while the number of troops is said to be around 2000.

    As to the mission of this force, he said that although nothing has been clearly defined, this force may serve as a support for the KFOR troops in Kosova and the adjustment of infrastructure in Albania.

    Asked about the composition of this force, Eriksen explained that AFOR 2 will include troops from all the NATO member countries.

    And, as to whether this force will include troops from AFOR, currently active in Albania, Eriksen said that most of the AFOR troops will depart, but, AFOR 2 may contain troops from the AFOR here.

    The Council of North Alliance took the decision for continued NATO presence in Albania three days ago. /s.sh/lm/

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    [20] Drugs - a serious threatening for Albanian youth

    TIRANE, August 2 (ATA) - By Eva Londo: Drugs is "chaining" the Albanian society by transforming the Colombian syndrome in an evident factor.

    During 1992-1993 were seen for the first time in some southern areas of the country some 150 plots sown with narcotic plants, where were counted almost 1 200 roots of marihuana. These zones spread further as 50 out of these spots became the main centers of marihuana production and cultivation.

    According to the official figures the number of narchotics amounts to 10 000, out of whom 8 000 are in the capital. The cities where the drugs are mostly used are Tirane, Durres, Shijak, Shkoder, Vlore and Elbasan.

    Males result to consume more the drugs. Heroine is used in 90% of cases, but marihuana, cannabis and cocaine are used less. More than 7 people have died in Albania due to overdose.

    The drug-addicted people in Albania are treated only in the Tirane military hospital. /lh/A.A/

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    [21] Bovilla: 53% of investments realized during half of year 1999

    Tirana, August 2 (ATA) - By M.Pupa - Some 75 million lek investments or 53% are realized during the first six months of 1999 from 142 million lek investments predicted to be implemented in Bovilla Acqueduct.

    According to the specialists different factors affected in the non- preparing of the project draft on real estate dispossession that covers the lake of the Bovilla Acqueduct, because the rest of 46 million lek, represents only 18% of the total fund to be used in dispossession.

    The approval of the supplemental funds for this acqueduct will make possible the draft of the respective project decisions. /led/linda/

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    [22] IMF: Foreign investments interested to invest in Albania

    Tirana, August 2 (ATA) - By Elton Metaj - The foreign companies are interested to invest in Albania, stressed the resident representative of International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the meeting with the Albanian Minister of Public Economy and Privatization Ylli Bufi.

    Minister Bufi presented to the Head of International Monetary Fund the undertaken steps in the privatization field. He stopped in particular in the concession agreement with the foreign companies, such as the cooper industry, chromium in Northern area, Metallurgic Combinate.They talked about the handing of all files of small and medium enterprises to the National Agency of Privatization.

    Concerning the privatization of the only Albanian mobile company AMC the preparation of Information Memorandum and the publication of the invitation in the specialized international newspapers by the part of IMI, financial adviser, is mentioned in the meeting.

    Albanian Minister of Privatization and the head of IMF in Tirana agreed that the continuation of the foreign investments by the administration and international financial institutions will increase the interest of the foreign companies to be present in Albania. /lh/linda/

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