New conditions within "Buy a House, Buy a Flat” Project will stimulate the sale of flats

Skopje, 21st August 2019 (MIA) - Construction Chamber of Macedonia supports the "Buy a House, Buy a Flat” Project at the beginning of its promotion, believing that the new conditions will additionally encourage the sale of new flats for the young population. Growth of the construction sector as regards building is also underpinned by building new flats, keeping the existing and generating new jobs, thus contributing to growth of the overall economy.

Agreements for construction of streets, water supply, procurement of machinery, signed in 12 municipalities

20th August 2019, Skopje - Today, Denar 165 million was made available to 12 municipalities through the Municipal Services Improvement Project -MSIP, being implemented by Ministry of Finance with World Bank support. Funds will be used for construction of local streets, water supply, renovation of kindergarten, procurement of machinery for construction of Skate Park.

Elezi at UNDP workshop: Better living conditions in municipalities by making investments in the regional development

14th August 2019, Skopje - Deputy Minister of Finance Shiret Elezi attended the workshop for creating municipal sustainable development index, organized within the Project “Building Municipal Capacity for Project Implementation". Workshop was organized by UNDP and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

What was stressed at the event was that strategic documents are being prepared by the Ministry of Local Government, aimed at regional development for the next ten years.

VAT refund of EUR 236.4 million for the companies in the first seven months

5th August 2019, Skopje - More than Denar 14.5 billion or EUR 236.4 million was injected in the business sector in the first half of the year, though regular and non-selective VAT refund towards the companies. In line with the data of the Ministry of Finance, VAT refund towards the companies, as of July inclusive, was higher by around 14.5% compared to last year.

 Elezi met delegation from the Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives

30th July 2019, Skopje - Today, Deputy Minister of Finance, Shiret Elezi, met the delegation from the US House Appropriations Committee, Ms. Shalanda Young and Ms. Christi Hawley Anthony.

Elezi - Ramadani:  Fresh EUR 16 million favourable EIB loans for SMEs next week

26th July 2019, Skopje - Second tranch favourable loans for SMEs from the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of EIR 16 million will be disbursed at the beginning of next week. The funds will be used to support projects of 53 SMEs, Deputy Minister of Finance, Shiret Elezi, and Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Development Bank of North Macedonia, Veland Ramadani, pointed out.

Funds allocated for capital projects in 9 municipalities under MSIP, improved services to 160,000 citizens

25th July 2019, Skopje - Funds in the amount of Denar 176.9 million (EUR 2.8 million) are allocated for capital projects and infrastructure improvement in nine Macedonian municipalities, i.e. Chucher Sandevo, Vrapchishte, Bogovinje, Tetovo, Delchevo, Kichevo, Shuto Orizari, Makedonski Brod and Demir Hisar under the Municipal Services Improvement Project - MSIP, implemented by the Ministry of Finance, with support from the World Bank.

Elezi: Employment to grow, average wage higher by 5% this year

23th July 2019, Skopje - Employment will continue to grow, while average net wage is expected to increase by around 5%, according to Ministry of Finance projections. Deputy Minister of Finance, Shiret Elezi, elaborating on the 2018 Annual Budget Report at the Parliament, said that favourable economic trends last year continued with a stronger intensity this year, hence, better economic performance is expected.

Elezi - Kasami:  Great interest in privatization of state-owned land, 9,000 new applications submitted

22nd July 2019, Skopje - Citizens show great interest in privatization of state-owned land, following last year, when new opportunity was given to submit applications, Deputy Minister of Finance, Shiret Elezi, pointed out at the meeting held today with the Director of Property and Legal Affairs Office, Shasine Kasami. More than 9,000 applications were submitted in this period, and resolving of all submitted cases is also sped up, adopting around 11,400 new decisions.

PM Zaev and DMF Elezi - WB Country Director for Western Balkans Region, Van Gelder: World Bank is our significant partner in imp

19th July 2019, Skopje - Today, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, and Deputy Minister of Finance, Shiret Elezi, met Country Director for Western Balkans Region of the World Bank, Linda Van Gelder, and Country Manager for Kosovo and North Macedonia, in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World bank, Marco Mantovanelli.