The Iranian MEK Mujahedins in Albania up to now lived in rented dormitories in the outskirts of Tirana.
Three days ago the government through a decree signed by Premier Rama gave them a permission to construct a facility ( 200 000 square meters, 19 000 square meters of different buildings) some 12 Km north east of Durres, in the area of Manza.
The facility is made of barracks, dormitories of a maximum capacity of 3 500 beds, first aid station, warehouses and depots included a totally reinforced concrete and thick iron door armory, diesel back up generator hut, parking lot shed (a roofed parking lot) , a helioport of one big size copter capacity, small arms shooting ground, gym building, offices, three two floors villas, vehicles repair shed, common hall (recreation hall) of 300 persons capacity, two smaller conference rooms etc.
The walled compound will have two iron gates protected by two guards towers each gate. The wall will be 3,5 meters tall. I am sending you the official info made public by the government concerning the construction permission of the walled compound.
Këshilli Kombëtar i Territorit miratoi më 16 tetor 2017 dhe dy leje kompleksesh turistike:
1. Leje zhvillimi për objektin: “Kompleks banimi, shërbimi dhe prodhimi për komunitetin iranian në Shqipëri”, me vendndodhje në [njësia administrative] Manëz, bashkia Durrës, me subjekt zhvillues shoqata “F.A.R.A”.
2. Miratimin e lejes së ndërtimit për Projektin “Ndërtimi i Kompleksit Turistik “41°N19°E”, në fshatin Shetaj, [ish-] komuna [sot: njësia administrative, bashkia Durrësi] Ishëm, Qarku Durrës, me subjekt kërkues shoqërinë “MW Plan” sh.p.k.