|ITALY VDA COS WIN TENDERS IN ALBANIA
| (ANSA) û Aosta, January 9 û A group of companies from the northern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta (VdA) won five tenders concerning the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Albania.
The group of companies is led by Italian energy companies Fratelli Ronc and Sea, based in VdA. The tender was organised by the Albanian Environment Ministry in cooperation with the Italian Environment Ministry.
The investments which the Italian companies plan to make are worth 10 mln euro ($14.62 mln). The projects are under the Clean Development Mechanism programme envisaged by the Kyoto Protocol.
[Editor's note: Italian engineering and contracting group Maire Tecnimont won a 92 mln euro ($134.52 mln) contract to build a thermal power plant in Vlora, southwestern Albania, ANSA reported on February 17, 2007. The deal is financed by the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).](ANSA).