25 DECEMBER 2013 – Hon. Mayor Dr. Baftjar ZEQAJ has approved and signed as a witness of the memorandum of understanding with Environmental Control of Carbon Dioxide Corporation (ECCO2 Corp), the Eastern European American Chamber of Commerce, and Concille Mondial de Congres Diplomatiques des Aumoniers pour la Paix Universelle des Droits Humains et Juridiques (CMOCDAPUNDHJ), the Diplomatic Mission for Peace and Prosperity (DMPP), and Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies, a group of non-governmental organisations and private sectors who support Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. These organisations collectively working together as the Albania New Millennium Civil Society Organisation programme (“ANMP”) to support education, social development, possibilities of employment, environment, agriculture, climate change, coastal and cultural tourism, trading commerce from local and foreign investors, and anti-corruption programmes on international drugs and crime.
ANMP was established to support of the eight focal points of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations and humanitarian causes recognised by the European Commission. The programme will provide as much as €35 million in loan guarantees and grants from private sponsors of the Global Banking Community, Ezybonds Asia, and ECCO2 Global Partners to support local public sectors and NGOs to create local job opportunities and increase gross domestic product by establishing an International Free Trade Zone and entrepot for international trading and research-development projects on coastal and cultural tourism, agricultural goods for medical and industrial purposes, and anti-corruption programmes to decrease drugs and crime in Albania.