The impact of railway (corridor VIII and the line Albania-Montenegro) on the agribusiness development in Albania

Fabjola Bramo1*, Shyqyri Llaci2

1Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Albania, Tirana, Albania

2University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy, Tirana, Albania

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In this study we aimed to establish the relationship between transport and the economy. The aim is to examine a possible relationship ofdependency on agribusiness development in Albanian rail. The role and importance of transport in economic growth has been treated previously by scholars of literature. Albania is one of the countries that has signed the CEFTA free trade agreement in 2006 with Eastern European countries. On the other hand, our country is part of the construction of Corridor VIII Pan-European rail and has an existing line with Montenegro in the late80s. Membership of Albania and the European Union candidate country for EU membership aspirations hatch rail network development roadobligation to meet the European standards for the liberalization of markets and borders. In a medium-term future, the railroad could serve as animportant means of integration of the Albanian agribusiness in Europe and beyond. For this study are limited in the case of Albania. Were usedofficial data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection, Albanian Railways, Ministry of Transport and Public Works, Publications of the World Railway, INSTAT to create a clear view of agriculture in our country and the possibility of growth of the economic futurethrough the development of Corridor VIII railway in Eastern European countries and approaching Corridor V (Ploce – Croatia) throughconnectivity toMontenegro

Keywords: agribusiness, railway transport, Corridor VIII, CEFTA, international  lines, agricultural products, agribusiness development, transport ofagricultural products, farming, railroads,

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