Open Data Albania is looking into the state budget costs for Private Public Partnership  concessions (PPP) covered by public funds for the period 2018-2023. The article identifies the planned payments year after year; and provides an overview of progress made through the years by concessionary companies. This investigation is based on the Budget Report accompanying the Annual Budget Law. The six-year period (2018-2023) under review takes into account the total annual payments planned by public funds for the PPP concessionary contracts active in this period. The payments planned for 2018; 2019; 2020 were taken respectively from: Budget Report for 2018; Budget Report for 2019; Budget Report for 2020; while the payments planned for 2021; 2022 and 2023 are taken from the 2021 Budget Report. The total cost to the State Budget for covering the payments planned for the PPP concessionary contracts for the last 6 years is estimated to be 81 831 984 000 (eighty-one billion; eight hundred and thirty-one million and nine hundred and eighty-four thousand) ALL; or 662 071 068 (six hundred and sixty-two million and seventy-one thousand and sixty-eight) Euro. The State Budget for 2018-2023 contains 15 PPP concessionary contracts to get budget support. Most of these contracts are active for the entire period; while 4 of them are not. Payments for these 4 contracts might have been already planned for the first years only; and their term ends before 2023; or they may have already started after 2018.

If we look at the performance over the years; the highest payment is planned for 2022; i.e., an amount of 15.39 billion ALL.


Data: MFE, Report on the State Budget for 2021, downloaded on 21.12.2020
Processing and Analysis: Open Data Albania

Looking at the planning by concessionary contracts or companies; we notice that the company Gjoka 97 marks the most voluminous contract for the Construction and operation of Arbri Road for an amount of 16.53 billion All planned for 2018-2023. It is followed by SaniService; which implements the contract for the provision of customized sets of surgical instruments; single-use sterile medical supplies for surgical rooms; and by S2 Albania; which implements the Customs Scanning Service. Both of these contracts are active for the entire period and are accompanied by costs to the state budget over the 6 years under review. The two above contracts account each for about 12% of the total envisioned for budgetary payments for the implementation of PPP concessions.


Data: MFE, Report on the State Budget for 2021, downloaded on 21.12.2020
Processing and Analysis: Open Data Albania

Other PPP companies according to planned budget support for 2018 – 2023 include: Integrated Energy BV SPV 7.47 billion ALL; Laboratory Networks 6.92 billion; 3P Life Logistic 5.25 billion ALL; Albania Highway Concession planned value 3.7 billion ALL; Dia Vita planned value 4.47 billion ALL; Integrates Technology Waste Treatment Fier planned value 3.76 billion ALL; Education Infrastructure Tirana 4.64 billion ALL; Concessionary Company Orikum Llogara Road 2.9 billion ALL; Bardh Construction 1.46 billion ALL; Albatek Energy 2.03 billion ALL; Devoll Hydropower 2.95 billion ALL; G2 Infra for which there is no planned value.

An analysis of the planned total payment shown an increasing trend over the years; especially in the first years. This shows that the cost faced by the state budget is on the rise every year.


Data: MFE, Report on the State Budget for 2021, downloaded on 21.12.2020
Processing and Analysis: Open Data Albania

The Concessionary Register prepared by the organization AIS; promotor of Open Data for Albania; shows well-structured data and documents for all concessionary companies and concessionary contracts in the country. For each of them; the Register shows records of procurement; establishment of the concessionary company; capital structure; owners and changes to control over their shares; contracts; and the economic and management performance over the years.

Download excel: PPP concessionary costs for public taxpayers 2018-2023 Planning
Comment and Analysis: Open Data Albania
Translated by: Etleva Kondakçi