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Bid opening ceremony of the Economic and Social Development Programme (ESDP) to the Republic of Kosovo

Tokyo, 19 November 2019 - On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Tokyo, diplomat Mehmeti attended the bid opening ceremony of the Economic and Social Development Programme (ESDP) to the Republic of Kosovo. The program is for the supply of garbage trucks to “Ekoregjioni” Regional Waste Company in Prizren.

On behalf of Ambassador Malazogu, diplomat Mehmeti expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government for this grand grant, which is the second of its kind for Kosovo after the first successful project that was in the municipality of Prizren a few years ago. Mr. Mehmeti stated that this project worth 250 million Yen (over 2 million euros) has a great significance for the citizens of Kosovo and directly affects the quality of life for the people and the preservation of the environment.

 

On this occasion, diplomat Mehmeti, thanked the three Japanese companies that applied for this project, and added that such assistance should also be used as a way for private companies to invest in profit-making activities in the business sector in Kosovo.This project is expected to be completed by the second half of next year, respectively November 2020, which is also the time when the municipalities of Suhareka, Malisheva, Rahovec and Dragash will receive garbage trucks. Mr. Mehmeti also expressed his gratitude to JICA for its continued support and assistance to Kosovo.