Businesses Demand Reduction of Toll Fee
Albanian Daily News
Published April 23, 2018
The businesses wants to be part of consultations on reducing the toll fee for the Milot-Morina highway, also known as the "Nation's Road."
Through a letter sent to the Minister of State for the Protection of Entrepreneurship Sonila Qato, the Union of Albanian Producers expresses concern that they are not part of the public consultation regarding the reduction of the tall fee. According to them, the toll fee will have a negative impact not only on the costs of domestic exporters, but also on the competitiveness with the countries of the region.
The producers said they are ready to become part of the technical roundtables, to present their proposals and opinions regarding the issue.
The fee for crossing the Nation's Road for car is Euro 5, for buses Euro 11.2, for small trucks Euro 16.2, and for heavy trucks Euro 22.5.
Recently, the Ministry of Infrastructure has sent an official letter to the concession company Albania Highway Concession, which manages the Milot-Morine highway, to amend several articles, where one of the main issues is that of the toll fee to be paid by the inhabitants of KukŽs region. According to Klan TV, after talks with residents in KukŽs, Has and Tropoja, the ministry has proposed to the concessionaire to lower the toll fee to 1.5 euro (Lek 200) from 5 euro. The costs of this initiative amount to nearly Euro 900,000 and the government expects all the sums to be covered by the concessionary. Urban transport will be excluded from all road tariffs.