Small hydropower plant inaugurated in Dragaš


November 26, 2015






November 26, 2015





The Government of Kosovo* is dedicated to ensuring proper development of energy from renewable sources, as a prerequisite for sustainable economic development deputy minister of economic development Besa Zogaj-Gashi said during the inauguration of hydropower plant Brodi 2 in the village of Mlike in the municipality of Dragash.

The 3.89 MW facility is part of an investment project of EUR 16 million for five units in the water streams of Rastelica and Brod. Foundations for Brodi 2 and Restelica 1, a plant with a capacity of 2.28 MW, were laid in August 2014, with a deadline for construction of three years. Zakeršnik family company Eurokos JH Sh. P. K. is the investor.

Gashi said the hydropower plant would contribute to development and welfare of citizens of this region. She said the ministry, in cooperation with USAID and the World Bank, is working in ensuring the facilitation in the process of granting permits or licenses requested by companies that wish to invest in Kosovo*.

Deputy minister of education Usmen Ballxhi called upon investors to come to the municipality in the south of Kosovo* since, according to him, it provides the conditions and capacities necessary to implement projects that impact the lives of citizens of the municipality.

Yll Shamolli, a representative of Eurokos JH, expressed his gratitude to all entities supporting this project: the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP), the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO), the Municipality of Dragash, and the Kosovo Electricity Distribution and Supply Company JSC (KEDS).

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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