Albania looks to renegotiate terms of Trans Adriatic Pipeline contract

Albania has  begun renegotiating the terms of its participation in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project in an effort to  secure similar benefits to those enjoyed by the other countries involved in the project, its Prime Minister Edi Rama said earlier this week, although he did not specify what additional benefits Tirana was hoping to secure.
Once built, the 878 km long pipeline will connect with the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) at the Turkish-Greek border at Kipoi and then run through Greece and Albania and under the Adriatic Sea, before arriving on the shores of southern Italy.
The combined onshore and offshore elements of the Albanian section are 252km long and the project also involves the construction or upgrade of 100km of roads and 43 bridges. Just over half of this transport infrastructure work has already been completed and the the investment the project is bringing in and the jobs it is creating are seen as key to the country’s future  economic development. 
Negotiations on the revised agreement are expected to end soon, Rama said.

Source: intellinews