Ora News: The Mayor Of Tirana, New Tender 5 Days Before The Elections, Only One Company In The Race

“The nostalgia to buy water, allegedly taken at the source, is false. The water supply that has been chlorinated, the institutions that produce it tell us that it is the correct water that should be used,” said Veliaj in 2019. This statement was made by the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj about two years ago. But what he says is only for those who believe…

Ora News Tv: Open Data puts red flag 610 suspicious Tenders Tirana.

22.8 percent of tenders in the municipality of Tirana are considered suspicious. Open Data has set 610 procedures with a red flag, due to lack of competition or disqualification of competitors leaving only the winner in the race. In 4 years in the municipality of Tirana, Open Data has ranked 22.8 percent of problem tenders. The portal, which aims to make transparency over the procedures…

Politiko.al publish The government plans 22 projects in the field of technology, which are the 10 investments with the highest cost

The Albanian government has planned 22 projects in the field of Information Technology ICT, with funding from the State Budget for the period 2022-2024. “Open Data Albania” shows that the value of investments in technology reaches the figure of 9.95 billion ALL. These projects are mainly related to the improvement of hardware and software infrastructure, construction of systems and ICT infrastructure; optimization of security infrastructures, etc. Of…

Politio.al publish New public investments that are planned for 2022, how much will they cost the state budget

For 2022, 822 public investments are planned, which will be financed from the state budget. This is what “Open Data Albania” says, while adding that their total value is 493 billion ALL. While 141 other investments are with foreign financing, with a total value of ALL 370.3 billion. The new foreign-financed investments are mainly projects of the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment…

Politiko.al publish The list of 100 tenders with the highest value during 2021 emerges, which tops the ranking

The list of 100 tenders with the highest value that have been developed during 2021 has been published. The list issued by “Open Data Albania” shows that the tender with the highest value announced and finalized by public authorities in the country during 2021 is the construction of the Llogara Tunnel in the road section Orikum-Himara part of the highway Vlora – Saranda. This tender…

Top Story Investigation publish: How Much Costs the Arbitration Bill to Albanian Taxpayers? Open Data Albania reveals Data

An Investigation that lists Actions and Omissions of Senior States Officials that Favor Certain Businesses in Arbitrage. How millions of Euros of Albanian people end up in certain people’s “pockets” due to corrupt contracts and decisions. Are they done on purpose? #OpenDataAlbania collaborated with the journalist Sabina Veizaj on the Top Story program for listing the liabilities in arbitrage and identifying the corrupt model that…

Top Channel TV / Vetting also for Tenders. Experts: Biggest Abuses occur when the Law Is Circumvented

The National Media Top Channel has launched one of its news editions in July 2021 with the title: Vetting for Public Tenders. Corruption in Tenders and Procurement has been a very sensitive aspect of the Political and Public Debate for weeks before the beginning of the Third Mandate of the ruling Socialist Party led by Edi Rama. Transcript of the interview: Journalist: The biggest weaknesses…

Open Data Albania quoted in the media, first week of September

TopChannel: Albania, fewer men. For every 100 males born, 107 males die Link to the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29MdH57D9c Hapur.al publish: Albanian population is shrinking. For every 100 male births in 2020, there were 7 more deaths Link to the article: https://www.hapur.al/2021/09/02/shqiptaret-po-pakesohen-per-cdo-100-male- born-lose-life-107-men / Faxweeb.al publish: Albania in a demographic crisis. Population is shrinking. For every 100 new births, 107 deaths have been recorded, and the ratio…

Veliaj Pays Albtelekom, Albtelekom Pays His Brother

Yet, the Tirana mayor’s true motto seems to be “those who steal and abuse power also want to have fun.” Erion Veliaj has begun organizing several concerts in Tirana to celebrate the three-year anniversary of coming to power as mayor of Tirana. In these three years, his municipality has paid millions of euros for concerts and entertainment with little public interest, while Veliaj swears that…

Birth delivery payment decrease, government amends the legislation.

The Government has to amend article 27 of the law ‘On social securities’ which stipulates that the payment on maternity leave has to be made based upon the net payment and not based on the gross payment, consequently this consists to be an explicit violation of women?s rights.’. This request was made by the chairwoman of the Parliamentary Commission on Labour, Social Issues and Public…

Abissnet’s contracts risk Kokëdhima’s mandate

Some important institutions financed from the state budget have purchased services from Abissnet, Koço Kokëdhima?s company, while he was still owner of them and MP. Some tribunals, municipalities, universities, medical institutions, state agencies and other institutions have purchased the services of this company, while the law prohibits the members of parliament to benefit from the properties of state or local government and otherwise, it provides…

Basha spent 145 thousand Euros in newspaper ads

Data gathered from BIRN from the expenses database of Spending Data Albania suggests that during this year Tirana spent more money for ads than any other municipality. For the first nine months of 2014 the Municipality of Tirana has spent more than 20.4 million Lek (145 thousand Euros) for advertisements in some daily newspapers, while all other municipalities taken together have spent a total of…