Prishtinë, June 2, 2021 – To discuss the significance of spatial planning in economic development and growth, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo has organized a discussion with the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Liburn Aliu.
Arian Zeka, the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce, said that spatial planning is closely related to economic development, emphasizing the purpose of this discussion with the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Liburn Aliu. Zeka stressed the importance of legalizing illegally constructed buildings, the Ministry’s plans to raise public awareness regarding the application process, and also alternative scenarios possible after the expiration of the application period for legalization, as this topic is closely related to the issue of economic development.
The Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, Liburn Aliu, emphasized that he is happy about the opportunity to discuss with private enterprises and establish cooperation with private sector representatives, with the main goal of achieving sustainable economic development that respects spatial planning as well as the requirements for environmental protection. Minister Aliu further stated that the problem for the Ministry that he leads is the issue of expropriation, both at the local and central levels.
Minister Aliu put special emphasis on the issue of legalization, stressing the need for a continuous campaign to raise the citizen’s awareness, but also that of the businesses, whilst underlining the contribution that chambers of commerce can make in this aspect.