Over the past few years the area near the shores of the Osumi River in Berat has been transformed into one of the most problematic waste landfills, despite the city being protected by UNESCO.
Finally it looks like the situation is set to change. After the removal of all the garbage, the Municipality has a plan to turn it into a green space with an initial goal of planting 600 trees.
Meanwhile, the municipality of Lezha has launched an action for planting about 5,000 acacia trees on the hill near the castle of the city in an attempt to prevent mass erosion.
One year ago, a wall collapsed due to landslides in this area which also cause road blockages and threatened some homes.
The Municipality aims to focus their tree-planting activity on the most problematic areas with the fewest trees currently.