June 5, 2020

Pamfleti International

“A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.”

The oligarch that has “tied Edi Rama up”.

The oligarch that has "tied Edi Rama up”.

The oligarch that has "tied Edi Rama up”.

As long as Edi Rama is prime minister, road concessions, quarries, buildings in protected areas and licenses for BashkimUlaj’s towers in the heart of Tirana will not cease, because according to Montenegrin secret sources who are investigatingBashkimUlaj, for corrupt affairs with state and cocaine trafficking, have discovered that he is building a touristic mini-resort center for Edi Rama as a gift, with 12 alpine villas in Kolasin, Montenegro, where Ulaj has received a concession for the construction of the touristic town with a surface area equal to 300 hectares, a concession for which the Parliament of Montenegro has set up an Investigation Commission.

To create the false image of the fight against environmental crime, the Minister of Tourism and Environment BlendiKlosi declared that he has blocked 12 quarries in the mountains of Kruja, but this statement came out to be a sham, just as it was with Ilir Meta’s quarries in Skrapari, for which he said they were no longer functional, but which actually continue their activity, and even 11 more permits were added, out of which 2 belong to BlendiKlosi’s brother in law, the director of reserves.

According to the information received by “PAMFLETI”, it turns out that Minister BlendiKlosi, on Edi Rama’s order, allowed the continuation of work on the mountain and the hills of Kruja, for the 18 quarries of BashkimUlaj’s”Gener-2″ Company for use free of charge for 99 years, by law andspecial Decision of the Council of Ministers of the former “Berisha” government in December 2007, updated by “Rama” government.

For 12 years, these 18 quarries continue to eradicate the green crown and massive physical surface on 194 hectares of mountains and hills of Krasta- Kruja area, but are not stopped by Rama, even by the former Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI) directors of National Agency of Natural Resources (AKBN) and the current director of the Socialist Party (PS), have renewed the usage permits, while the 4 ministers of environment Xhuveli, Mediu, Koka and now Klosi have verbally updated the environmental permits.

Klosi of “Rilindja (Renaissance)”, as if being is in the casino, plays with a false card, allegedly blocking Kruja quarries, but has not dared to touch the 18 quarries of BashkimUlaj’s “Gener-2” company, which are ruining the whole wooded area of mountains and hills of Kruja’s green crown.

It is about 194 hectares of land in Fushë-Kruja, which SaliBerisha bestowed on BashkimUlaj (Gener-2), for the construction of the cement plant and as a production base for raw materials for cement, limestone, ballast, sand for construction and clay.

Minister Klosi was ordered not to block any activity of BashkimUlaj such as quarries, forest cutting, construction of HPPs, constructions in protected areas in Tirana, Kruja, Laç, Erseka, Skrapari, Dibra, Has, Berat , Vlora, Fier, Malësi e Madhe, Lezha, Korca and Përmet.

According to the official records of AKBN and the Ministry of Environment, it turns out that BashkimUlaj has 57 quarries, 18 of which are in Krastë-Krujë Mountain and area, given by the “Berisha” government with Law no. 9846, dated 17. 12. 2007, for a period of use of 99 years, 16.2 hectares on which the new cement factory in Fushë-Kruja was built and are given by the state as an allegedly “Strategic Investment”.

Mr. Klosi, have you blocked any of the following areas in Kruja, BashkimUlaj’s quarries, given by Berisha’s government and still in force by Rama’s government?

  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 26,79 hectares of productionforest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 19,25 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 11,71 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 12,22 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 14,81 hectares of production forest, trunks
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 12,00 hectares of production forest, trunks
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 15,00 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 24,00 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 12,20 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 15,96 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 4,25 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Limestone quarries Kratë-Krujë: 115,98 hectares of production forest, trunks
  • Clay quarries Kratë-Krujë: 6,18 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Factory (construction),Kratë-Krujë: 16,19 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Factory in Kratë-Krujë11,93 hectares of production forest, bushes
  • Verjon, factory site: 3.55 hectares, forest and pasturage surface area
  • “Halilaj” neighborhood F. Krujë: 49.6 hectares of land for clay, pasturage – forest.
  • Neighborhood “Halilaj” – F.Krujë: 3.25 hectares of pasturage-forest “Dallxhiku” Stream ./Pamfleti