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  • Thursday, 18 July 2019
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    Road axes that are more economically advantageous


    The Albanian road system has a high exposure to natural disasters, according to a World Bank study. But besides the costs arising from the repair of the defect that create floods or landslides, the losses in general from the malfunction of the main road axes are high.If the Tirana-Durres highway did not work for a week, the losses from non-delivery of services in this corridor would be 235 thousand euros a day or over 7 million euros in a week.But the most economically advantageous axis is seen to be Durres-Fier. Failure to provide a week of services in this corridor creates 18 million euros in losses or 2.2 million euros per day, although the traffic flows on this axis are lower than that of Tirana-Durres. The third axis for economic viability is Tirana-Elbasan. If the highway does not provide services for a week, the damage it brings to the economy is 7 million euros.The Milot-Shkodër axis is ranked next. If the road was blocked for a week, the overall cost in the economy would be 3.3 million euros. Moreover, of the same importance is Pogradec – Korce with a value of 3.3 million euros. Lushnja-Gramsh, Rrogozhina -Elbasan, Milot -Peshkopi, Fier-Tepelena, and the Nation’s Road are further costing about 1m euros per week.These losses only include the costs that come from roadblocks, as monetary values for fault repair that lead to blocking the roads are separate.The World Bank says the roads in Albania are mostly exposed to floods and landslides.Our country has to face high costs for recovering from the disasters arising from the funds needed to repair the damages and the costs the economy has to afford, by not providing the services in these axes. Tiranapost.al