Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Albania

Client: Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Telecommunication of Albania
Partners: Louis Berger SAS
Construction Cost: N/A
Contract Period: 11/2006-03/2007
The project was for institutional strengthening of the Ministry of Public Works Transport and Telecommunication of Albania and its Executing Agencies. Preparing proposals for restructuring and opening of the market to the private sector, preparing a market survey for the railway business plan, undertaking surveys to different areas of the country (especially north) to gather data on the link between poverty alleviation and transport, farm to market road etc. Programme planning and implementation, procurement, contracting, contract administration, claim management and quality monitoring of the European Union funded projects in Albania and projects co-funded by the European Union (specifically the ANTP). Spearheaded a programme to train Local Community Contractors to form their own company and better negotiate maintenance contracts with the Government. Reviewed road designs; monitored implementation of such road designs.