The parliamentary group of the Democratic Party, convened by Enkelejd Alibeaj, is holding a meeting this Tuesday for the new Territorial Reform.
Alibeaj said in the meeting that this month will be identified all the problems related to the Territorial Reform, to then come up with proposals by the end of July on what should be the new territorial map of Albania.
“In June, the problems related to the Territorial Reform will be identified, and by the end of July, a concrete proposal will be issued on how the new territorial map of Albania should be,” said Enkelejd Alibeaj.
MP Ferdinant Xhaferraj said that from the meetings held with citizens, there was agreement to increase the number of municipalities in the country.
“I think the commission has a very good composition starting from Dhurata which has a good articulation. We need to have some options. And in addition to the civic interest that is primary, we must certainly take into account the electoral interest. “From all the meetings we have had with citizens, there is an agreement to increase the number of municipalities”, said Xhaferraj.
Also, MP Dhurata Çupi said that so far two experts have been approved, where the first phase will be dedicated to communication with public opinion. According to her, the current territorial reform is a failure.
“We have gathered the members of the commission that represents the DP. We approved two experts to join us. The first stage should be communication with public opinion. Today there is a failed reform in terms of what was promised in 2014. A reform that promised a lot but today we are facing the reality that the reform has failed. “We must communicate with the citizens about what has happened so far with the reform”, said Çupi.
Agron Haxhimali and Roland Bejko have been appointed as experts. The meeting is being held to discuss the start of the territorial reform process, as the first meeting of the territorial reform commission will take place on Wednesday.
Yesterday was held the first meeting of PD deputies, members of the Special Commission for Administrative-Territorial Reform.
The deputies agreed that in the first meeting of the PD Parliamentary Group to be asked each deputy of the Group to bring in writing:
(i) An analysis of the problems of the area where he was elected, at the municipal and / or regional level;
(ii) Persons, whether officials or former DP officials at the local level, or other relevant actors, to be consulted; AND
(iii) His / her proposals for criteria and standards to be applied for the new administrative-territorial division such as, but not limited to, population, geography, economic development, services to citizens, cultural, historical ties, etc.
All materials brought by the deputies will then serve the Working Group to draft a synthesized document of issues at the municipal and regional level, the list of persons to be consulted to gather their opinions, as well as the criteria and standards. to be taken into account for the new administrative-territorial division.