How will Unit 2 be in Tirana from 2023 onwards!
During the stop at Unit 2, for consultations on the next year's budget, the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, presented to the residents the main points where local investments will be concentrated. Veliaj explained that the next budget will be focused closer to the citizens, reaching even those points where investments had not previously been made due to the city's biggest projects.
"When it comes to investments in infrastructure, we have followed a philosophy: In our first mandate, the focus was very big on iconic projects. You can't say you live in the capital and you don't have a big Bazaar, so we made the New Bazaar, in Unit 2. For a capital that today is the European Capital of Youth and tomorrow it could also be the European City of Sports, there should not be a square and an Olympic Park, it made no sense. In the second term, against our will, the biggest focus was on emergencies, we faced the earthquake, the pandemic, now we have the cursed war, which is not in our hands. The vision of the budget for the year 2023 is the focus at the capillary level of every neighborhood, every street or alley, every building, every village. Not that we haven't done it, but we decided that this year we should increase it to the maximum," said Veliaj.
The Head of the Municipality mentioned some of the main roads that will be paved in this unit: "The first one is about the rehabilitation of the square in front of the Treasury Branch in Tirana, which is "Mustafa Lleshi" street. The second is the construction of the "Arif Hasko" road and its branches. Third, the reconstruction of "George Bush" street and the rehabilitation of the facades. Meanwhile, we have approved a rehabilitation of the facades of "Luigj Gurakuqi" street to "Avni Rustemi" square, with parking and two underground floors. It is about the road from the Unknown Partizan to the New Market. We will fix all the facades, all the shops, and there will be no difference at all when it goes from Skënderbej square to Pazari i Ri, turning everything into an area with economic impact, because most of the shopping businesses from the square are practically done in that road.
Veliaj also mentioned several important projects such as: a new sewer network, the reconstruction of the water supply network, etc.