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UN-Habitat and PAX officially sealed cooperation with the Municipality of Skenderaj in the field of spatial planning and local governance

On Wednesday (November 2, 2016), UN-Habitat, PAX and the Municipality of Skenderaj have formalized the beginning of cooperation in the field of spatial planning and local governance. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Ms. Gwendoline Mennetrier (Chief Technical Adviser, UN-Habitat), Mr. Fadil Nura (vice-Mayor, Municipality of Skenderaj) and Mr. Michael James Warren (PAX) represented by Ms Florentina Hajdari.

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Fadil Nura highlighted the importance of this Memorandum, by saying that this cooperation with UN-Habitat came at the right momentum for the municipality, since the respective departments are managing the drafting process of the Municipal Development Plan and initiation of the Municipal Zoning Map. The vice-Mayor also emphasized that this MoU represents a good driver towards improvement of cooperation between citizens and local authorities.

On the other side, Ms. Gwendoline Mennetrier welcomed the readiness of municipal representatives to formalize this cooperation, by mentioning the necessity for enhanced coordination and close cooperation between all parties during the drafting process of planning documents. In order to succeed, all parties should take and implement respective task and responsibilities, especially when considering that the Municipal Development Plan is a strategic base for drafting and having an appropriate Municipal Zoning Map.

In addition, special emphasis was given to consultation and involvement of citizens during the process of drafting and implementation of planning documents (Municipal Development Plan, Zoning  Map). CBM will be supportive in that regard, especially through the organization of public debates and consultation of citizens around urban development matters.

In this ceremony were also present Mr. Lulzim Kadriu (Director of Geodesy and Cadastre) and Mr. Driton Mulaj (Director of Urbanism and Environment).





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