SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT OF AGGREGATES SUPPLY IN CROSS BORDER AREAS BASED ON THE NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND EU POLICIESJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-05-20
Authors : Lavdie Moisiu; Sokol Mati;
Page : 181-192
Keywords : aggregate; legislation; mining activity; sustainable development;
This article gives a review on the natural resources of the region of the border Greece ? Albania. It gives an evaluation of the aggregates potential on and their actual exploitations, as well as the flow of the aggregates between two countries and possibilities for further sustainable development of exploitation of aggregates in both cross border areas. The sustainable development ideas are given based on the frame of the mining strategy of Albania, territorial planning, re-evaluation of mineral reserves. The long term strategy of minerals of Albania, which include the exploitation of aggregates is carried out under political and institutional reforms toward integration of the country in the EC structures and it intend to ensure a sustainable and long term development through effective investments. In the article is presented the actual situation and perspective development in mining activity, for the aggregates in the border areas, new concepts for mining activities connected with the European strategy for minerals, challenges, trade and requests for aggregates, new products in this business, recycling possibilities, stronger focus on the supervision and monitoring of existing (and future) activities to eliminate the illegal quarrying, increase transparency to the public and involvement of the local authorities on decision making, with scope to realize profit activities and maximum profit to citizens, with slogan “ Minerals and Energy for a sustainable development”.
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