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Monday, January 20, 2014
Radika River issue: “We will defend our interests” 20/01/2014
The government says that there is no official proposition from Macedonia regarding the deviation of the Radika River.
The Minister of Energy and
Industry, Damian Gjiknuri, declared that if the project damages the
interests of Albania, the government will ask a solution based on
“If the project will affect the
Albanian waters, the solution is provided by the international water
rules. We will wait to see the project from the technical point of view
and if there will be consequences for the assets of our country.
Certainly that the Albanian government will hold a position for
respecting the agreements and the interests of our country. No one
should play politically on this”, Gjiknuri declared.
One day ago,
the Dibra Civil Alliance which is fighting against the deviation of
rivers, protested in front of the Albanian government and asked that our
officials should not sign for the deviation of the Radika river by the
Macedonian side. According to them, the Macedonian project aims the
construction of an aqueduct in the Kosovo-Macedonia-Albania triangle,
and build a hydropower plant in Lukova, but by deviating the Radika
River, which pours in the Drin cascade.