Erjon Kalaja
Erjon Kalaja
Last update: Apr 10, 2024
Erjon Kalaja
Last update: Apr 10, 2024
Albanian, English, Italian
Highest Degree:
23 years
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia
Rural Development, Energy, Environment & NRM, Roads & Bridges, Urban Development, Pollution & Waste Management (incl. treatment), Water & Sanitation
Rr.Sheh Ahmet Pazari,P. 1, Sh.4/53, Tirane, Albania
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23 years working throughout the whole life cycle of projects such on High Dams operation and maintenance, Irrigating and Drainage systems, River Protection, Hydrology, Environment Management, Water Supply, Roads, Urban Waste Management, Confined Disposal Facilities CDF (Porto Romano), Architectural Conservation, drainage pumping stations, etc. Financed by IFIs such as World Bank (IDA & IFC), Austrian Development Fund ADF, Kuwait Fund, OPEC, etc., and also from private investors such as EVN, Statkraft, Euro-Al & Energy Solution


23 years implementing IFC performance standards on a large number of projects with main focus of supporting communities, user groups and also Local and Regional Institutions in coordination with Central Government.


15 years dedicated to consultancy services into different infrastructure projects such as water management, environmental program management, integrated urban and solid waste management in Touristic and non-Touristic areas, hydrology and flood mitigation measures especially on Drin river in Albania.


4 years member of Albanian Committee on Large Dams. Action coordinator of Dam Safety and irrigation Issues.


4 years manager of Dam Management Unit in Ministry of Agriculture Food and Consumers Protection, responsible for rehabilitation, design procurement and approval, safety and monitoring, supervision of civil works for more than 630 agricultural dams in all Albania.


10 years Environment Expert and Environmental Manager on several large project such as: Devoll Hydropower Project 269 MW, Kalivac Hydropower 120 MW, Albanian Railway Rehabilitation 60 km, KESH rehabilitation 1350 MW, in line with IFC Performance Standards, World Bank ESF, UN Guiding Principles, OECD Guidelines, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, EBRD Performance Requirements, KFW .