Prishtina, 13. 04. 2012 0 The Minister of Economic Development (MED), Besim Beqaj, praised the readiness of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo to extend its partnership to the Government of Kosovo in promoting public-private partnerships, which serve the countrys economic development.
These comments were made by Minister Beqaj today during the meeting held with the Acting Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, Mr. Arian Zeka, the Chairman of its Board, Erolld Belegu, and its Board of Directors and Patron Memebrs.
ACCK heads thanked Minister Beqaj for presenting them with information on MED activities.
Fields currently covered by MED are relatively complex and related to an important structural economic reform, which always presents different problems, discussions and options, said Minister Beqaj.
He said that cooperation between the Government and ACCK is made official through an agreement signed by the previous Prime Minister, on the establishment of the National Economic Development Council, according to which developmental strategies will not be merely treated as Governmental documents, but rather as documents the ownership over which should also belong to the business community.
In this occasion, Beqaj reiterated the significance of the major projects in the energy sphere, including privatization of distribution and development of TPP Kosova e Re, emphasizing that the privatization will not be concluded through sole-source bids.
On the other hand, Arian Zeka, the Acting Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo claimed that discussions regarding MED projects, especially energy-related projects, are very important for the business community, while adding that ACCK supports these projects, including the privatization of PTK and Trepca complex.
This meeting represents another step of the ACCK towards the promotion of public-private partnerships, Zeka said.
Further Erolld Belegu, the Chairman of the Board of ACCK said that ACCK supports the Government of Kosovo, especially in the implementation of adequate legislation and initiation of investments in the business community in general.
The Board has taken a decision to engage into partnerships with the Government in identifying problems in certain sectors and jointly moving towards a stronger economy, said Belegu.