U.S. dollar reaches lowest level to Albanian lek in 12 years

TIRANA, Aug. 8 – The U.S. dollar reached Tuesday the lowest rate with the lek in the last 12 years with 95 leks per one dollar. The same rate has been seen in Albania in 1994, according to the central

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Fauna endangered

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – Environmental experts appealed to pay more attention to the disappearance of many habitats of the fauna in many areas around the country suffering from human damage. Many habitats in forests, waters in seas and lakes, reservoirs

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Government to open international tender for Fier -Vlora road segment, more road rehabilitation

TIRANA, Aug. 9 – The government decided Wednesday to launch a 50 million euro international tender in the next days for the rehabilitation of the Fier-Vlora road segment. The bidding winner will be declared in 60 days. “That has been

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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Aug. 8 - The U.S. dollar reached Tuesday the lowest rate with the lek in the last 12 years with 95 leks per one dollar. The same rate has been seen in Albania in 1994, according to the central Bank of Albania statistics. The main reason for that fall was the international market (1 euro = 1.289$) and the entrance of much euro from the immigrants at this summer time. From the other side the interest for the dollar continues to fall due to the increase of economic trade with euro-based countries, according to experts, who add that the lek is not showing its real value to the euro. Dollar's highest peak has been during 1998-2002 when it was rated with 145 leks.
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1997         	148.93
1998        	150.66
1999        	137.69
2000        	143.71
2001        	143.48
2002        	140.19
2003        	121.84
2004        	102.70
2005        	101.54
2006 (8 Aug) 95
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2000      	132.58
2001      	128.47
2002      	132.26
2003      	137.51
2004      	127.67
2005       	128.92
2006 (Aug. 8) 120
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Aug. 6 - Environmental experts appealed to pay more attention to the disappearance of many habitats of the fauna in many areas around the country suffering from human damage. Many habitats in forests, waters in seas and lakes, reservoirs have suffered during the post-communist period in Albania the damage from people. Many forest areas have been burned or trees cut not letting many species live normally but abandon them. The same with seas and lakes that have obliged some species to leave and disappear. Deforestation, urbanization, agriculture development and transport or road rehabilitation have affected disappearance of many species. Illegal fishing and hunting or trees cutting have seriously affected many areas. Illegal construction have been another factor. Though many areas have been considered and declared as national parks they have not been properly protected from government authorities to cope with the illegal exploitation. There are 14 typical species and a considerable number of other plants. Karavasta lagoon, Dajti Mountain, Lura lakes, Ohrid Lake and a series of other areas may be included in this threat. Experts said public awareness is an important factor to prevent further deterioration of their endangered situation.
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Aug. 9 - The government decided Wednesday to launch a 50 million euro international tender in the next days for the rehabilitation of the Fier-Vlora road segment. The bidding winner will be declared in 60 days. "That has been one of the main goals of the government program," said Prime Minister Sali Berisha. 
The government also said that another tender for the Korca-Qafe Plloc road segment would also be launched. It is expected that international financial institutions like the European Bank for Development are interested to fund that, according to a government statement.
A new road segment linking Kradhiq will Saranda also shortens to two third the link from the southernmost port town to the capital Tirana.
The World Bank would also fund some hundreds of millions of dollars for the rehabilitation of some 6,000 kilometers of secondary roads, according to the premier. Roads along the shore and other agriculture areas would be of priority in the project. Albania has some 18,000 kilometers of road and 3,000 kilometers are not asphalted. Berisha called this project as vitally important for Albanian farmers and one that would have a great impact in other services. The funding will be forecast in the new financial year for the World Bank and other international financial institutions, according to Berisha.
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Following is a table of the Bank of Albania for the dollar-lek exchange rate from 1993:
Years	    	$1=leks
1993       	102.06 
1994        	94.68                 
1995        	92.79
1996        	104.5
1997         	148.93
1998        	150.66
1999        	137.69
2000        	143.71
2001        	143.48
2002        	140.19
2003        	121.84
2004        	102.70
2005        	101.54
2006 (8 Aug) 95
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2000      	132.58
2001      	128.47
2002      	132.26
2003      	137.51
2004      	127.67
2005       	128.92
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