The process, difficulties and the innovative VSM findings of Dropull
Author: Sherif Lushaj
Affiliation: Polis University
Dropull municipality was created in 2015 by the union of three municipalities: Upper Dropull, Lower Dropull and Polican. It comprises 41 villages and a size of 45410 hectars. New development and planning relationships are emerging toward sustainable development, establishing urban-rural balances, protecting the environment, and improving community services. In 2017, the Municipality undertook the initiative of drafting the Local General Plan for the strategic development direction for a period of 15 years.
The plan underwent Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) at all stages, as a process of environmental status analysis, to identify the consequences of plan policies and the implementation of environmental projects. Throughout the process, potentials and opportunities for Dropull development, environmental problems and risks as well as measures to reduce the impact of the plan and projects are identified.
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