Tirana, Albania (05th April 2018) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare (BKT) joined Tirana’s Municipality initiative for afforestation of Tirana, sponsoring a tree planting project in the Artificial Lake area. In the inauguration ceremony organized for this occasion, participated BKT CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil and Mayor of Tirana, Mr. Erjon Veliaj. 

Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, congratulated the Municipality of Tirana and in particular Mr. Veliaj for these kinds of initiatives that are changing the mentality of our citizens, making them an active part of the greening program so that they can fully understand the meaningfulness of protecting the environment they are living in. Environmental sustainability has always been an important part of BKT social corporate responsibility policy. At BKT we strongly believe that big changes are starting with such small steps. Also, Mr. Pencabligil wishes that this initiative continues until 1 million trees are planted in Tirana.

Mr. Erion Veliaj, expressed his gratitude to BKT noting the donations made over the years to improve the living conditions in the community. "Thank you very much for the donation. I know that there are many needs in Albania, but donation is something that will remain for the city. I sincerely thank you and your customers because I believe that your bank’s ethos and ethics reflect the value of your customers. The fact that you are investing in trees makes all your customers feel like they are part of this activity".

Established in 1925 BKT is the largest and the oldest commercial Bank in Albania. With a total asset value of 3.7 billion USD and total deposits of 2.9 billion USD, BKT serves its customers through a network of 94 branches, out of which 67 are located in Albania and 27 in Kosovo.

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