The road tax strategy in Albania plans to be implemented in all the main highways of the country.
at "draft"Prepared by the company Egnatia Odos three years ago, in the 2015, at the request of the Albanian government, it considers the implementation of the road toll through a gradual four-step process. This is what the Albanian television station reported Top Channel .
According to the document, in the first phase the four main roads of the country will be taxed: that is the highway Tirana-Durres, the highway Tirana-Elbasan, the highway Milot-Morine (the border point between Albania and Kosovo, for which it has already been the toll is implemented causing the violent protest of demonstrators that took place on Saturday)Rruga and Arbrit ', as soon as the works finish.
For these four sections, therefore, the immediate implementation of the road toll is expected.
The second phase of the road tax strategy, on the other hand, will involve two other main road segments: the motorway Levan-Vlore and the road that connects Durres to the city of Fier. Both roads have been built recently.
The third phase will include, according to the document of theEgnatia Odos, the implementation of the toll in the stretch of road from Levan leads to Tepelenë; in conclusion, in the fourth phase of the scheme, the toll will be implemented in two further sections: Elbasan-Kapshticë, Tirana-Hani i Hotit.
How much will the toll rate amount to?
The final part of the document also discusses the cash value these road tolls will have.
The proposed fare that citizens will have to pay varies from 0,5 to 3,5 cents per kilometer, with an average value of around 2,5 cents per kilometer. This will mean that with a similar fare the toll for a stretch of road or a long 100 km motorway will be 2.50 euros.
Now the ball is in the hands of the Albanian government, which will have to decide whether to accept the advice of the company 'Egnatia' or opt for some other strategy.
What is certain is that, after the Milot-Morinë section, other tolls will be implemented as the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama himself declared in the press conference on Saturday.