Acting Prime Minister Kurti visited the shoe factory “SOLID” and Styrofoam factory “GRANITI” in Theranda

Theranda,  21 May  2020

Today, Acting Prime Minister, Mr. Albin Kurti, together with acting Minister of Economy, Employment, Trade, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Investments, Ms. Rozeta Hajdari, Mayor of the Municipality of Theranda, Mr. Bali Muharremaj and Executive Director of the Producers Club, Mr. Astrit Paxha, visited the shoe factory “SOLID” and Styrofoam factory “Graniti” at the industrial park in Theranda.

The industrial park in Theranda plays an important role in the development of this municipality’s economy. This park is home to 50 businesses, which since 2017 have invested over EUR 50 million. The activities of these businesses provide income for over 1000 workers.

During his visit at the industrial park, Acting Prime Minister Mr Kurti, initially visited the factory “SOLID”, which has 250 workers and whose products, due to their significant quality, are already placed in the European, American and African market. Almost half of production is dedicated to foreign markets, and the remaining half to the domestic market. During the meeting, the Acting Prime Minister was informed about the production process, difficulties placing products in the market, and the requests of the leading management of the factory.

From there, he visited the factory “GRANITI”, which focuses in the field of construction, and produces Styrofoam, lacquers, facades and paint. For that reason, the production activity of this factory is important in terms of retaining energy, considering that Styrofoam is used for insulation of buildings. This factory has over 100 employees, and despite financial problems caused by the pandemics during March and April this year, none of the employees have lost their jobs and payments have been carried out regularly.

The Prime Minister expressed his commitment and engagement, and that of the Government, to support and help domestic producers, through new laws or by amending and supplementing existing laws, particularly those related to public procurement, so that our producers are not discriminated within the country, considering that the same are renowned for their quality abroad. Supporting domestic producers is in line with the Government program and its economic orientation.