Meeting for the Royalty impact on Sustainable Development

November 20, 2019No Comments

On November 19, 2019 in Tirana, the Albania EITI, the OSCE Presence in Albania and the Agency for Support of Local Self-Government organized the Technical Level Meeting on the Royalty Impact on Sustainable Development.

The Representatives of the Secretariat and MSG AlbEITI – Civil Society, representatives of the OSCE Presence in Albania, representatives of the Agency for Local Self-Government Support, heads of the Association for Local Autonomy, representatives of 10 pilot municipalities, experts contracted by the OSCE etc. attended the meeting.

At the meeting sessions the representatives of the Pilot Municipalities, the MSG EITI Representative, Mrs. Hajnaj, as well as representatives of the Agency for Local Self-Government Support, discussed the importance of the process of reviewing the royalty statement formula, simplifying the procedures of the royalty revenue distribution on the local government, addressing environmental and infrastructural issues that arise in areas with hydrocarbon and mining activities, and the opportunity to initiate a concession fee assessment for HPP activities.

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