Energy Matters: the Vlora coastal terminal. Fact-finding mission report on energy and industry developments in Vlora, Albania
Study | 5 April 2008
The report summerises the findings of a recent Bankwatch and partner NGO fact-finding mission to Albania, in which meetings with the Albanian authorities, IFIs, investors and affected communities provided insights into large industrial and energy developments in the region.
Bankwatch is seriously concerned about the lack of a coherent development strategy for Vlora district from the EBRDs side as well as the imbalance in the EBRDs overall lending portfolio in Albania which seems to favour energy, oil and heavy industry over agribusiness, tourism, energy efficiency and lending to small and medium enterprise.