Residents on the outskirts of Librazhd in the last 3 years are suffering the consequences of the construction of hydro power plants in the river flowing past their villages. Currently, according to local institutions and citizens in the area at the entrance of the park, 4 HPPs are in work, while 5 other HPPs are under construction and have opened up the slopes. The HPPs that are at the entrance of the protected area “Rapuni 1 and 2” affect the Shebenik-Jabllanicë Park but also the Kuturman Park, they also have dried up a branch of the Shkumbini River while according to experts they are destroying the ecosystem. Residents say they will not allow the construction of other projected HPPs as this could endanger them, by leaving them with no source of living, water!
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