Mi1os said:Plan on building new power plant in Kosovo to be completed soon
Pristina, April 19, 2006 - World Bank and the EAR representatives said that the plan on building a new power plant in Kosovo with a production capacity up to 2000 MW/h, will be completed during this month. The deep energy crisis in Kosovo made international and local authorities think seriously about building a new power plant in Kosovo.
Kanthan Shankar, Representative of the World Bank (WB) and Thierry Bernard-Guele, European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) Head of Centre in Pristina, explained that Kosovo should not get a loan for building the new power plant, but suggested to finance it through private investments. They said the construction of this power plant would be conducted in accordance with international standards for environmental protection.
“We feel that you have very valuable resources and we feel that there is a great demand for energy in the region. We consider that the private sector will be able to invest in this sector in Kosovo,” said Shankar.
“Kosovo’s objective now is to create conditions to attract foreign investors in Kosovo, but at the same time to help the Government to understand what the priorities are and what is being offered. We know that there is a possibility for Kosovo to become a supplier of the energy in the region, but we should be careful and know how to achieve this. Kosovo will have the opportunity for this and it will take it or lose it” said Bernard-Guele.
Approximately € 1 billion is the foreseen amount for building this new power plant in Kosovo.
mauro_zz said:well, I'm far away from being an expert but I'm monitoring s little bit what's happening in the whole Balkans area in the energy field ... I see investments from abroad are made only for secure returns, nobody wanna really put money to give more electricity to kosovo, somebody could be interested putting money to resell electricity to somebody else and getting money ... but due to the reported status of power in kosovo it seems quite hard ... what's your view about this ?
hmmm....i dont know much about moldova...but it all has to do with how functional your government is...they are the ones who can attract foreign investors...and they are the ones who can push them away.Luka said:I don’t want people to be offended but truthful. Will Kosovo i Metoija (after gaining independence) be the poorest country in Europe – taking the place of Moldova. I suppose the answer is yes.
No offence. I have no secret agenda.
Our government has no authority over Kosovo. The UN does. And why would we promote a province that will probably be independent?liburni said:hmmm....i dont know much about moldova...but it all has to do with how functional your government is...they are the ones who can attract foreign investors...and they are the ones who can push them away.
I honestly think Kosovo is gonna bounce back, as it once was an industrialized province, and it has alot of potentials, and i am sure something will be made out of it.
what do you mean by WE?Luka said:Our government has no authority over Kosovo. The UN does. And why would we promote a province that will probably be independent?