On July 5, 6 and 7, the International Conference, the 6th Edition of the “MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration” Forum took place for the first time in Tirana. It was held under the main theme “Sustainable Mining Development and Investments in the Western Balkans”. The Forum was attended by more than 80 companies and organizations from 25 countries operating in the mining sector.
The National Agency of Natural Resources, as an official partner of this forum, was represented by Mr. Adrian Bylyku, Executive Director and other representatives from the Directorate of Mining and the Directorate of Strategic Development and Public Hearings, as well.
The Forum was focused on collaborative strategies in the region, the role of the Western Balkans in the sustainable development and supply of raw materials in Europe, infrastructure projects on development of a green economy, regional cooperation towards a reduced carbon economy, as well as investments in the development and processing of the main raw materials.
During this event, the Executive Director of the National Agency of Natural Resources Mr. Adrian Bylyku reflected in his presentation the current state of mining activity in Albania, mining reserves, companies that operate in this sector, and underlined recommendations on foreign investments for a stable development in this sector, as well.
In addition to the program, the participants had the opportunity to visit to the Spaçi mine and factory, where they got acquainted with the investments on this projects, technologies, advanced machineries, mining infrastructure and the copper dressing plant of Spaç.