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Prishtina, 28 October 2010 – In the USA-Kosovo Trade and Investment Forum being held in New York, the Minister of Energy and Mining, Justina Shiroka-Pula had meetings with various American officials and investors, while presenting investment opportunities for this sector.

Apart from the Kosovo Government delegation, part of which is the Minister Pula, the forum was attended also by the US Ambassador to UN, Rosemary A. DiCarlo, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, Christofer Hall, Kosovo Ambassador to the US, Avni Spahiu and more than 200 American investors.

Minister Pula presented Kosovo’s potentials for investment in the energy and mining sectors, thereby emphasizing that the country has all necessary legal and regulatory infrastructure, and is open for foreign investors.

Stopping at the energy sector, Minister Pula stated that all policy orientations of Kosovo in the field of energy are aimed at security of energy supply, increased energy efficiency, development of renewable energy, introduction of environment-friendly technologies and environmental protection, and integration with the EU energy systems.

The Minister mentioned concrete projects in which private investors may involve, like the lignite-fueled power plant “Kosova e Re”, including rehabilitation of Kosovo B TPP; privatization of KEK JSC Distribution and Supply divisions, and development of the energy transmission network, and development of the “Zhur” HPP.

Also, Minister Pula stated that there are other investment options, such as development of small HPP’s, development of renewable energy sources (wind, biomass, etc.), combined heat and energy generation plants for district heating supply to the city of Prishtina.
Following presentations, potential investors had the time to pose questions for the energy and mining sector Panel members, which included the Minister Pula and heads of companies of the sector, such as KEK, KOSTT, Trepca, who gave the answers.

It must be underlined that the investors’ interest for Kosovo was rather large, and they were satisfied with the information provided by the Kosovo delegation.

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