Prishtina, 26 November 2010 The Minister of Energy and Mining (MEM), Municipality of Prishtina and GTZ inaugurated today the project Implementation of energy efficiency measures in public institutions, aiming to install efficient lighting bulbs in Prishtina.
The inauguration of the installation of efficient lighting bulbs in the Mother Theresa Avenue in Prishtina was made by the Minister of Energy and Mining, Justina Shiroka Pula, the Director for Public Services of Municipality of Prishtina, Agim Gashi, and the representative of GTZ, Gabriele Becker.
At the occasion, the Minister of Energy and Mining, Justina Shiroka Pula, stated that this common project of MEM, the Municipality of Prishtina and GTZ promotes enhancement of energy efficiency and leads towards the accomplishment of obligations deriving from the European Union.
She explained that the value of this project is 148 thousand Euro, and will co-funded by the Ministry, the relevant municipalities and GTZ, whereas the energy saving measures that will derive from the application of this efficiency measure will be around 30% in comparison to normal lighting bulbs.
Further, the Director for Public Services of Municipality of Prishtina, Agim Gashi, said that this municipality is aiming to replace around 90% of the bulbs of the entire public lighting system, in an effort to saving energy.
On the other hand, GTZ representative Gabriele Becker said that these electrical bulbs provide for efficient and sage lighting and that the municipalities that invest in this project save a considerable amount of their budgets.
Otherwise, the cost of the project Implementation of energy efficiency measures in public institutions, respectively the installation of efficient bulbs in Prishtina is 48.440 Euro, of which MEM invested 23.400, Prishtina Municipality 15.000 and GTZ 10.000.