The much talked about road toll of the 'Rruga e Kombit' will be 0,80 euro (100 leke) for the inhabitants of the city of Kukës and its surroundings, of 1,60 euro (200 leke) in case of return.
Although initially a toll had been discussed 1,50 € for those who traveled that stretch of road often, the government finally decided to lower the quota even more, leading to 0,80 €.
The financial consequences of this 'cut' of the toll will be considerable; In fact, toll revenue will fall by a few million euros and this economic imbalance will be rebalanced by the Albanian government through state funds, as the contract signed with the private concessionaire did not include any of this.
The road toll at the border point with Kosovo was implemented for the first time in April, at a price of five euros each way - or ten euros round trip - which triggered the anger and violence of the inhabitants of Kukës and surroundings.
For the latter, the contract stipulated by the government with the private body provided for economic facilities (for example, subscriptions) but only six months after the toll was implemented, in order to have all the time necessary to identify colors that they use every day or almost that stretch of road.
After the protest immediately following the implementation of the toll, the government began talks with the dealer and the inhabitants of the area to find a new solution beneficial to all.
According to the television broadcaster Top Channel, the reduced toll implementation for the inhabitants of the area it will happen to thebeginning of next week, while in the meantime the private body is rebuilding the entire area, especially the most destroyed part or that of the toll booths.
The trait Milot-Morine only the first will be the toll will be implemented: the government's strategy, in fact, provides for the implementation of a toll in all the main highways of the country. In the first phase, they will be taxed in addition to the 'Rruga and Kombit', the highway Tirana-Durres, the highway Tirana-Elbasan and the 'Rruga and Arbrit '. While, subsequently, it will be up to the highway Levan-Vlore and the stretch of road that connects Durazzo to the city of Fier.
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