Event Title

Trepça Mining and Metallurgical Complex as a catalyst for sustainable economic development in Kosovo

Session

Energy Efficiency Engineering

Description

Kosovo as a country in Southeast Europe has an area of 10,877 km2 and a population of about 2 million inhabitants, possesses sufficient mineral and energy potential for better future prosperity and sustainable economic development.

The data of the World Bank and local institutions from the research done and the results obtained show that the value of mineral reserves is about 1 trillion of minerals, while the value of energy reserves is about 14.5 billion t lignite.

Kosovo's mineral resources include: Pb, Zn, Cu, Sb, Sn, Bi, Cd, Co, Ag and Au, as well as trace metals, such as Ge, Ga, Se, In, etc., and their exploitation is done. through the pyrometallurgical process, where in the process of obtaining these metals influences the part of energy resources, thus ensuring a sustainable mineral development.

Reports released by the World Bank and various local organizations show that Kosovo is ranked as one of the poorest countries and with the highest unemployment rate in Europe.

Therefore, a change in this situation requires a sustainable economic development, which is based on the rational use of mineral and human resources through the creation of favorable conditions not only for exploitation but also for the valorization of mineral resources, which will create a good business environment thus favoring the private sector.

From the Second World War until the end of the XX century, the Trepça Mining and Metallurgical Complex is distinguished by an optimal production of non-ferrous metals. 1 million t of Zn, about 4000 t of Ag, about 3000 t of Bi and over 10 t of Au as well as a quantity of semi-products.

It results that the Trepça mining and metallurgical complex in the former Yugoslavia was one of the main promoters of economic development, therefore the objective of this paper is that even today the mining and metallurgical complex Trepça to be one of the main promoters of economic development in Kosovo.

Keywords:

Trepça, Economic development, resources, mineral, exploitation

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.316

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Trepça Mining and Metallurgical Complex as a catalyst for sustainable economic development in Kosovo

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Kosovo as a country in Southeast Europe has an area of 10,877 km2 and a population of about 2 million inhabitants, possesses sufficient mineral and energy potential for better future prosperity and sustainable economic development.

The data of the World Bank and local institutions from the research done and the results obtained show that the value of mineral reserves is about 1 trillion of minerals, while the value of energy reserves is about 14.5 billion t lignite.

Kosovo's mineral resources include: Pb, Zn, Cu, Sb, Sn, Bi, Cd, Co, Ag and Au, as well as trace metals, such as Ge, Ga, Se, In, etc., and their exploitation is done. through the pyrometallurgical process, where in the process of obtaining these metals influences the part of energy resources, thus ensuring a sustainable mineral development.

Reports released by the World Bank and various local organizations show that Kosovo is ranked as one of the poorest countries and with the highest unemployment rate in Europe.

Therefore, a change in this situation requires a sustainable economic development, which is based on the rational use of mineral and human resources through the creation of favorable conditions not only for exploitation but also for the valorization of mineral resources, which will create a good business environment thus favoring the private sector.

From the Second World War until the end of the XX century, the Trepça Mining and Metallurgical Complex is distinguished by an optimal production of non-ferrous metals. 1 million t of Zn, about 4000 t of Ag, about 3000 t of Bi and over 10 t of Au as well as a quantity of semi-products.

It results that the Trepça mining and metallurgical complex in the former Yugoslavia was one of the main promoters of economic development, therefore the objective of this paper is that even today the mining and metallurgical complex Trepça to be one of the main promoters of economic development in Kosovo.