The Supreme Court has suspended the construction of HPPs on the Valbona River. 

In a recently published decision, the Supreme Court has accepted the request of the inhabitants of 27 villages of the Municipality of Tropoja, to oppose the construction project of 2 hydropower plants Dragobia and Cerem in the National Park of Valbona Valley by the concession company “Dragobia Energy LLC.”

The Supreme Court in the published notification of the decision states that it has decided “Accepting the request of the plaintiff to take the measure of securing the lawsuit for the suspension of the concession contract and its additions and permits mentioned in points 3-6 of the object of claim, until the final resolution of the case with a final decision ”.

The association “TOKA”, the Association for the Preservation and Protection of the Albanian Alps, represented by the law office KALO & ASSOCIATES, sent a lawsuit to the Administrative Court in 2017, while today the Supreme Court has taken the decision, suspending the construction of HPP- eve.

Decision of the High Court:

ASSOCIATION LAND “ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF ALBANIAN ALPS” SALI SELIMAJ, agro Avdiaj, ARTAN Kuçana, IBRAHIM Demiraj, SAMI ISMALAJ, LINDITA Kuçana, ELISJANA SELIMAJ, GENT SELIMAJ, joy SELIMAJ, KELMEND SELIMAJ, SAJMIR SELIMAJ, Sherif Mals, ALBAN SELIVRADA, ALI SELIVRADA, FATJON ISMALAJ, HAXHI Vatoci, ARDENIS SELIMAJ Skeljzen Metaliaj, Klodian ISMALAJ, ERVIS SELIMAJ Valdrin SELIMAJ Ardian Selimi, ALFRED SELIMAJ, SALI SELIMAJ, Erenik SELIMAJ, ARMAND SELIMI, FLORANET Metaliaj – Ministry of Energy and INDURSTRISË, AGENCY NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, MINISTRY oF ENVIRONMENT, NATIONAL COUNCIL oF tHE TERRITORY AND AGENCY Territorial Development (SECRETARIAT TECHNICAL TCC’s), the Council of watershed DRIN-Buna, SOCIETY “Gener 2” KPS SOCIETY “Dragobia ENERGY” LLC – NATIONAL AGENCY OF PROTECTED AREAS.

SOKOL SADUSHI (sp) Amending the decision no. 17, dated 11.03.2021 of the Administrative Court of Appeal and decision no. 3342, dated 02.06.2017, of the Administrative Court of First Instance Tirana as follows: Acceptance of the request of the plaintiff to take the measure of securing the lawsuit for the suspension of the concession contract and its additions and permits mentioned in points 3 -6 object of the claim until the final resolution of the matter to a final decision. / Motilokal.com