Prishtina, 29.08.2012 The Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj, stated that he was promised unsparing support by the US Ambassador in Prishtina, that there will a maximal support for all areas under the scope of MED, contributing to the economic development of Kosovo.
Beqaj made these comments after the introductory meeting with the US Ambassador in Prishtina, Tracey Jacobson, where they discussed on political and economic support of the US for Kosovo in the crucial state-building period, continuing today when our country is entering an important phase of developments, creating a better life for the citizens of the Republic of Kosovo.
Beqaj said that he informed the American diplomat on the ongoing projects in energy, electricity distribution privatization process, TPP Kosovo B, TPP Kosova e Re, and other planned investments on renewable energy.
I informed her on the donor conference which will be held in November in cooperation with the World Bank and the EC. I also informed her on the PTK privatization process, a rather successful process thus far, where we have a serious engagement of globally renowned companies, said Beqaj.
The Minister said that they also discussed on the efforts to revive the mining sector, an extremely important sector with a huge potential for job creation.
We have also spoke about publicly owned enterprises and the restructuring needs, in order to enhance their capacities, which would, in principle, directly improve the life of the citizens, said Beqaj, and also added that he received unsparing support of the Ambassador for all such sectors, including the support of USAID and other expects which may be involved meanwhile.
From her part, Ambassador Tracey Jacobson confirmed that she used this opportunity to meet with Minister Beqaj and familiarize with the Ministrys projects on areas vital for Kosovos economic development, including energy.
She said she was please with the role of the US Government and of USAID, providing technical support for concrete projects, and highly appreciated the focus of MED and the Government in the privatization process, which is being carried out in line with international standards and in complete transparency.