Xhaçka in Dropull and Delvinë: Two new bridges for 6000 residents. The AAF close to the community even during holidays

From today, 6.000 residents of 10 villages in the Municipalities of Dropull and Delvinë have facilitated access to the rest of their municipality and to the rest of the country. The Engineering Battalion of the Armed Forces has built in just a few days, two bridges in Vanë and Llongo, which were damaged earlier this month due to the extreme weather conditions. The Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka during the inspection of the two bridges assured the community that the Armed Forces will continue to be near them not only during the holidays, but every day of the year.

"The post - emergency phase is just as important as the response in the first hours after the emergencies, where the Armed Forces engaged about 3,000 people. Our boys continue to be in the field from 4 weeks with the construction of bridges such as Darëzes a few days ago or like these in Delvinë and Dropull today, which brings to 10 the number of bridges we have built since September of this year. We will be close to everyone in the most difficult times. Even when others celebrate, the Armed Forces will be on duty as they are at any moment with patriotism and extraordinary dedication to work. For us it is not important whether someone resides along the Tirana-Durrës highway, Vlora, Dropull, or in remote and isolated areas. We will always be near them, to overcome the difficulties and make life easier for them", - said the Minister during the inspection of the bridge on "Përroi i Rrapishteve" in Dropull.

The Defense Minister was accompanied in Dropull by the Prefect Astrit Aliaj and by the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro, at the same time the deputy for the Gjirokastra District. "It was the great readiness of the Armed Forces that made it possible for us to overcome the emergency in a short time. We have also discussed with the district deputies and share the same opinion that the AAF was always near us, especially in the last few months where we had two emergencies and passed them with them by our side", - said Minister Kumbaro.

In Delvinë, the bridge constructed makes it possible for 1 thousand residents of Vanë village to access the national road without any difficulties. Minister Xhaçka during the meeting with residents informed that over 4 thousand families in some municipalities have been assisted with food and clothing packages these weeks.

"From December 3rd until the moment we are speaking, in cooperation with the prefects and the local government, there are 800 tons of food products and livestock feed distributed in more than 6 municipalities. I am glad to confirm that today, there are over 4 thousand families assisted and being assisted by the Armed Forces to overcome the consequences of flooding, helping them with food, clothing, medicines and livestock feed.” - said the Minister during the inspection of the bridge, accompanied by a deputy from Vlora region, Alket Hyseni and prefect Flamur Manaj.



Stoltenberg-Xhaçka meeting during NATO's ministerial, appreciated the Albaniain contribution to peacekeeping missions 14 February 2018Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka held a special meeting with NATO Secretary General...
Albanian patrol boat concludes navy’s first NATO tour 24 November 2017The Albanian Navy’s ALS ORIKU patrol boat on Wednesday (22 November 2017) wrapped up a full year of operations with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2)...
Albania cleans up war graves after decades of neglect 15 November 2017Albania has launched a nationwide drive to renovate the long-neglected cemeteries of its war dead in the run-up to 29 November...
Military Committee Conference of NATO ChoDs was concluded 17 September 2017NATO Military Committee Conference, which was held for the first time in our country, closes its formal proceedings...
Chiefs of Defence provide direction and guidance on key NATO priorities 17 September 2017General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, opened the Military Committee Conference by thanking Albania...
Opening remarks by Prime Minister Edi Rama's at the start of the NATO Military Committee Conference 16 September 2017It was not until long ago that many of you here were seen as the “very bad guys” in this country. But now times have changed and today you are the “best guys”...
Opening remarks by General Petr Pavel at the start of the NATO Military Committee Conference 16 September 2017The Alliance is grateful for Albania’s contributions to our shared security and your continued involvement in our Mission and Operation...
Interview with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee 15 September 2017Interview with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for Albanian Military Magazine.
The Ushtar Eagle has landed September 2017The UK’s NATO ally Albania hosted over 200 RAF Reserves and Regulars in numerous locations around the country as they trained together developing operational teamwork and friendships on Exercise Ushtar Eagle 17...
Albanian-British Exercise "Soldier Eagle 17" 14 September 2017In the framework of joint training between Armed Forces of Albania and Armed Forces of United Kingdom...
Women at War - 100 years of women on the front line September 2017In a year that sees combat roles within the UK military routinely opened to women, the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force (RAF) are celebrating the centenary of women serving at the forefront of conflict...
NATO Annual Report 2016 13 March 2017Secretary General’s Annual Report sets out priorities to shape 'Future NATO'...
Defence Directive 2017 March 2017The Directive of Defence for the year 2017 bases on the goals of strategic documents for security and defense, and on fundamental documents of NATO and EU...
Join AAF as an active soldier/seaman April 2017AAF requires the recruited personnel to have the highest qualities for serving in the Armed Forces. AAF will recruit professional soldiers with necessary knowledge in accordance with work requirements...