Investments and standards in road and rail infrastructure will have a significant impact on Albania's integration process.

Infrastructure and Energy Minister, Damian Gjiknuri, in introducing the transport strategy has pointed the importance of investment in railways.

Investments will also be made in ports across the country.

The minister once again expressed his optimism about public private partnership projects.

In his speech, Gjiknuri has blamed past governments for leaving important road projects incomplete. 

From his part, European Union Representative Mario Mariani underlined the importance of joint regional investment as a good opportunity to absorb investment, while once again he stressed that transparency of such investments is vital.