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TAP Receives Philanthropy Award for its Contribution to Albania

27 February 2019

Tirana, Albania. On February 22, non-governmental organisation Partners Albania awarded the prize “Business Entities Contributing at the National Level” to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). The prize was awarded for TAP’s investment in building a kindergarten in the Pashalli village and a school in Konizbalta, in Municipality of Ura Vajgurore, as well as the “Gjon Mili” museum in Korça.

 

The Philanthropy Awards Ceremony brought together representatives of the Albanian Government, members of the Parliament, representatives of the diplomatic missions in Albania, businesses and non-profit organisations.

In his speech, TAP Country Manager for Albania, Malfor Nuri, said: "We are committed to being a good neighbour for the communities hosting us. I am very proud to say that to date we have implemented more than 30 major investments that have contributed to improving the quality of life of these communities. Approximately 200,000 people are directly or indirectly benefiting from TAP's Social and Environmental Investment in Albania, which nationwide amounts to €14 million."

The Philanthropy Awards 2018 Ceremony is an annual event organised by Partners Albania since 2011. It aims to increase public awareness on the importance of philanthropy and publicly recognise the significant contributions made by individuals or companies.

TAP was nominated for the “Business Entities Contributing at the National Level” Philanthropy Award 2018 by the Catalyst Balkans Foundation, a regional foundation that monitors and promotes social investment by the private sector.

TAP has implemented a wide range of social and environmental investment (SEI) projects in Albania. These have included upgrading several schools and kindergartens, rehabilitating the Mbrostari water system, refurbishing the Berat Library and rehabilitating a number of irrigation and drainage channels along the pipeline route. In addition, TAP is building two new markets, one in Korça and one in Fier, which will support the livelihoods of farmers.