The General National Plan (GNP) “Shqipëria 2030” is the paramount instrument of territorial planning in Albania, which addresses planning issues in an integrated manner, considering the Albanian territory as a whole.
GNP comes not only as a fulfilment of a legal obligation, but also as a prerequisite to achieving the government program objectives to enhance citizens' welfare and national economic growth by reducing inequalities, strengthening the strategic partnership with neighbouring countries and implementing policies that foster competitiveness of economic sectors, thus, ensuring integration in the European Union.
GNP is launched at a key moment for the territorial reorganization of Albania, as an instrument supporting and enabling a qualitative implementation of the administrative territorial reform. It constitutes a key platform for the new regions and municipalities in the drafting of their regional and local plans.
The GNP document will be subject to evaluation, in accordance with the new social, economic and environmental factors:
- every 3 years, according to the Medium Term Budget Plan timeframe;
- at the end of every 5 years, according to the timeframe of the NSDI.
The work of the institutions responsible for updating this document will be continuous and progressive. The adjustment of the GNP document according to the new legal framework to be approved, laws or DoCMs, which define further rules for the protection, development and management of the territory, will be immediate and through a transparent process.