Life in Kosovo debates the state of rivers in Kosovo

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Caution: Because of the live broadcast from the United Nations on RTK last night, the regular airing time of Life in Kosovo show for this week was postponed for tonight, Friday on 20.10.

While all countries are investing millions of euros in protecting the environment, Kosovo still doesn’t have a clear strategy in protecting rivers and lakes from depletion.

Which is the most polluted river in Kosovo? Who is polluting the rivers and lakes of Kosovo? Could this situation have been prevented? What steps is the Ministry of Environment taking? How concerned are
MPs about water pollution? Why are licences issued to quarrying companies, although they are known
to be one of the main polluters of rivers? Who is responsible for the level of pollution in rivers? How should this situation be managed?

To discuss the state of rivers in Kosovo, Muhamet Hajrullahu will be joined by the following guests:


Naser Bajraktari, head of the Department for Waters in the Ministry of Environment and Spatial
Azem Rexhaj, executive director of the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals
Naser Rugova, head of the Commission for Agriculture and Environment in the Assembly of Kosovo, and
Rexhep Shehu, author of the show Fisherman’s Diary in Kohavision and member of the Fishermen’s

BIRN will also broadcast two TV reports prepared by researchers. Faton Ademi looks at the state of the
river in the Shipashnica village in Kamenica municipality, which is being depleted.


Meanwhile, Petrit Kryeziu reveals the complaints of citizens of Gjakova and Suhareka municipalities who are worried about sewage entering their rivers.