Veliaj: The EU satellite gives Tirana a grade of 8-9 for the air
Mayor Erion Veliaj, present at the International Conference on Ecological Opportunities for the Financial Sector in Albania, showed that Tirana today has a better air. For this he referred to the evaluation of the EU satellite.
"When we started working in the Municipality of Tirana, the Copernicus satellite, which measures air quality in all European cities (it is a free service of the EU), from a rating of 1-10, gave Tirana a rating of 2-3 . Today, now that I'm talking, I'm going live in the application, the rating for air quality in Tirana is 8, while on days without cars it goes 9-10. This rating is not 8 because we speak nicely, but it is because we made the right decisions. The center of Tirana, from a large roundabout, is today the largest square in Southeast Europe. Pazari i Ri, from a loading-unloading place in the middle of Tirana, is today another car-free space. Here, behind our backs, there was a small landfill, in the center of Tirana, the Walls of the Castle, but today it is another space turned not only into an economic pole with many businesses, but even cleaner. This means that we have it in our hands. The way we behave, the way we invest, the way we make decisions and if we reflect these decisions, as we say in these meetings, then we get the results I talked about and today Tirana is one of the cleanest cities in the region". said Veliaj.