Tirana, Albania (August 31, 2021) - Banka Kombëtare Tregtare in cooperation with the Municipality of Tirana organized the inauguration ceremony of the kindergarten for the children of the bank staff. The ceremony took place near the new premises of BKT and the kindergarten.

This initiative will help all new parents or those who are waiting to become parents, who are part of the staff of Banka Kombetare Tregtare. Thus, it will be increased the productivity of parents while they work and their children will be provided with services for their development and education.

BKT in cooperation with the Municipality of Tirana will provide educational services in accordance with the needs of the child and the community, through a qualified staff, intertwined with a suitable and modern environment for children.

The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Tirana, Mr. Erion Veliaj and the CEO and Board Member of BKT, Mr. Seyhan Pencablıgil.

Mr. Erion Veliaj, during his greeting speech expressed his gratitude to BKT noting that this initiative is a revolution that has occurred in Albanian enterprises and should be taken as an example by other companies. During his welcoming speech, the mayor stated that:

"I am very proud for BKT and I appreciate it immensely. This is the most serious and evolutionary initiative that has happened in enterprises with human faces in Albania. "Today we are making a revolution in Albania, we are developing a new corporate culture and we are setting an example in Albania and in the Balkan."

He stressed that BKT is the first company in Albania that takes care of its employees and the younger generations by making kindergartens available for children aged 6 to 24 months.

Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, congratulated the Municipality of Tirana and in particular Mr. Veliaj for the support and finalization of the project. Mr. Seyhan stated that there are about 300 employees, mostly young and female, who are currently working in the new offices. The kindergarten will first start with 9 children but very soon it will be full of children. Mr. Pencablıgil also stressed that this cooperation with the Municipality of Tirana enables the career development of young mothers. Young mothers have the opportunity to work and at the same time take care of their children in their workplace.

This full funding of BKT meets all the requirements of a western and contemporary kindergarten. With a capacity of 30 children, the kindergarten spaces are organized into living rooms, bedrooms, canteens, entertainment rooms, all designed and decorated to create a more diverse and warmer atmosphere for the children of the staff. Banka Kombetare Tregtare focuses on the development of staff welfare, improving their quality of life, ensuring their physical and mental health and education of their versatile development.

Founded in 1925, BKT is the largest and oldest commercial bank in Albania. With a total asset value of $ 5 billion and total deposits of $ 4 billion, BKT serves its customers through a network of 92 branches, of which 64 are located in Albania and 28 in Kosovo.

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