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…

Prime Minister Rama: Municipalities should not abuse tenders. Open Data: Central government has made more violations with tenders than local government

The Informative Edition of the Voice of America broadcast on Friday, June 9, a chronicle on the Albanian Government’s Position on Corruption in Public Tenders. After several arrests of senior officials, Prime Minister Rama in a meeting with mayors raised the issue of Local Government performance in relations to tenders as problematic for corruption. VOA asked the director of Open Data Albania for a comment.…

News Bomb published: 1 Billion Euro Concessions for 4 years, what are the projects and companies, from Gjoka to Bardhi Konstruksion and Bushtrica Hydropower

News Bomb published on June 10, 2021, an Article entitled “1 Billion Euro Concessions for 4 years, what are the projects and companies, from Gjoka to Bardhi Konstruksion and Bushtrica Hydropower“. The article illustrates concession costs by companies, using Passports with information created on the Open Corporates Albania Portal, under the Public Contractors Category. The article informs the public about major contractors by introducing them…

AZLajme published: Who is Anton Gjini”, who is known as the Albanian ELChapo, laundering money in Albania under the nose of SPAK

AZLajme is a new media portal, which on April 14th published an article entitled “Who is Anton Gjini”, who is known as the Albanian ELChapo, laundering money in Albania under the nose of SPAK. The article refers to the information provided on the Passport of the company Alesio 14, owned by Anton Gjinaj, including the tenders the company has won with some of the main…

Bold News published: Arrested for drugs Anton Gjinaj of Alesio 2014 has received 1 billion ALL in Public Tenders

The investigative journalism portal, Bold News, wrote on April 14, 2021 an article entitled Arrested for drugs Anton Gjinaj of Alesio 2014 has received 1 billion ALL in Public Tenders. Considering it important news regarding the integrity of the public contractors in contracts with the state (municipalities), the editorial office of Bold News has produced a video on the information in question. Bold News uses…

Daily Gazeta Shqiptarja.com published: Convicted of Heroin Trafficking in Spain – Who is the businessman Anton Gjinaj who was handcuffed in Montenegro and continues to win tenders in Albania

On April 14, 2021, the Daily Gazeta Shqiptarja.Com in its print and online version published an article entitled “Convicted of Heroin Trafficking in Spain – Who is the businessman Anton Gjinaj who was handcuffed in Montenegro and continues to win tenders in Albania”. The article identifies a person arrested for international trafficking, who in Albania owns a construction company with public contracts signed with the…

The EXIT.AL portal published: “Construction Companies – The Most Paid Clients of the State for the Year 2020”

The EXIT.AL portal published on January 26th, 2021 an article entitled “Construction Companies – The Most Paid Clients of the State for the Year 2020”. The article lists some companies that have been awarded budgetary tenders highlighting that a group of them has signed a large number of contracts. Describing each company and the volume or records of its contracts, the Article uses Business Company…