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Integrated Management Plan of Durrës archaeological areas A and B

The Integrated Management Plan of Durres archaeological areas is the second of its kind to be undertaken by the AADF in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture within the framework of the new law in cultural heritage and museums.

The Project aims to provide a sustainable approach that integrates protection of the archaeological areas A and B with the need for economic development in the city. The Project is undertaken as a strategic intervention after the damage caused by the 6.4 magnitude earthquake registered in November 2019, and the need for a revival of Durres based on cultural tourism.

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  • 01.29.2021

    The Minister of Culture of Albania and the AADF Co-CEOs visited TID Durrës prospective area, where AADF is supporting with preparation of project design

    The Minister of Culture of Albania, Ms. Elva Margariti, accompanied by the AADF Co-CEOs, Mr. Martin Mata and Mr. Aleksander Sarapuli, visited the TID Durres prospective area, which is supported by AADF with the preparation of project design. Project architects, engineers and experts presented to the guests the plans and proposition for transformation and revitalization of this important area.

    The TID Durres project design is sponsored by Albanian American Development Foundation in cooperation of Ministry of Culture and Durres Municipality.

    The TID Durres project aims to unlock Durres archaeological area full potential. It involves a physical and management transformation of the area, which not only increases its attractiveness but also alters its touristic offer for tourists and visitors.

  • 11.14.2020

    Meeting with stakeholders in Tirana and Durres for the Durres Integrated Management Plan of Durres Archaeological Areas A and B

    Meeting with stakeholders in Tirana and Durres for the Durres Integrated Management Plan of Durres Archaeological Areas A and B

    On 10-13 November 2020, the AADF organized a meeting between stakeholders and “ARS Progetti” company that is drafting the Durres Integrated Management Plan. Meetings were held at the central level with the Ministry of Culture, National Institute of Cultural Monuments, and local level with the Municipality of Durres, local NGOs, and Durres Museum Center.

    Accompanied by the AADF, the company representatives undertook a number of site visits in Durres and its surroundings. The purpose of these meetings and visits was to establish contacts with stakeholders and get to know more about the problems that archaeological areas A and B have in the city of Durres.

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  • 06.18.2020

    Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for Integrated Management of the archeological area “A” & “B” Durrës, and creation of TID Durrës

    On June 9, 2020, the Albanian-American Development Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Durrës signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the Integrated Management Plan for Archaeological Areas “A” and “B” of the city of Durrës, and the creation of the TID Durrës. The signing ceremony took place in the arena of the Roman Amphitheater of the II century AD.

    The aim of this partnership commitment is to provide a new and innovative perspective with tangible and measurable framework for the future sustainability of the area with a focus on the local community. The signing of the MoU will be followed by the drafting terms of reference for the Integrated Management Plan of the Archaeological Area “A” and “B” and the architectural project of the TID Durrës in this zone.