Tirana-Elbasan Highway Abuses, Roads Director Faces Prosecutors
Albanian Daily News
Published February 23, 2018
The Albanian Roads Authority (ARA) Director, Afrim Qendro faces Serious Crimes prosecutors. Qendro will be questioned on Friday in quality of informed person in relation to the alleged abuses during Tirana - Elbasan highway construction.
Earlier the former-Ministers of Transports Edmond Haxhinasto and Sokol Dervishaj were subpoenaed by the prosecutors for questioning on the same issue.
The former-General Director of Road, Dashamir Xhika and his successor Andi Toma are currently under arrested on grounds of abuse of duty during this highway construction.
According to the prosecutors a financial damage of EUR 37 Million has been caused to the state's budget due to the abuses with public funds. Meantime an internal audit conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure indicated that the damage goes up to USD 54 Million.