Development Alternatives in Rural and Unfavourable Areas in the Coastal Area of Ishem-Porto Romano for a Sustainable Development

Shkëlqim Sirika

Abstract


Even though it seems that transition in Albania is over, there still remain some unfinished issues, in front of which is the thought and development of rural and unfavourable areas. In relation to policies for a sustainable development, it is necessary to start new development approaches for the rural areas and especially the unfavourable ones, which can offer more effective solutions having quicker balancing and integrating effects. Although it doesn’t have a considerable size with only 17700 ha, the coastal area of Ishem-Porto Romano consists of some unfavourable areas such as the Porto Romano area and some hilly territories having physical and social-economical conditions which provide a relatively low level of income as a consequence of non-productive land, lack of infrastructure, supporting facilities where therefore the private sector is not interested enough to invest in the current conditions. The challenges confronting these areas require integrated policies for a consistent and balanced social-economical development, based on the experience of the approaches adopted in the developed countries, relying on the modern concept of territorial development. Our research consists of an analysis of the new social-economical developments in this area and the approach towards new development alternatives, orientated by policies for a balanced and consistent development.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p679


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