News of Mabetex
29th April 2022
Behgjet Pacolli, with the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister Balluku, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmeti and the management of the company Mabetex, carrying out an inspection of the work progress at the Vlora airport. Everything is going according to plan and the opening for air traffic will be in the summer of 2024.
Vlora Airport is an investment of the company Mabetex and after the realization of all phases, the investment will reach over 350 million euros and as such represents the largest private investment in Albania.
27th April 2022
Mr. Behgjet Pacolli together with his management and associates has visited some of the Mabetex Group factories throughout Kosovo, which are engaged in export with their products. Factory of glass, facades, aluminum doors and windows in Lebanon. Cultivated mushroom factory "Erungy" (cooperation with South Korea), factory of metal constructions and factory of metal pipes in Ferizaj.
12th February 2022
Mr.Afrim Pacolli meets the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Azhar Giniyat, during her visit to the construction of the National Scientific Cancer Center.
National Scientific Cancer Center is going to become a leading institution in the field of oncology treatment and diagnostics in the countries of the Central Asian region, with an exemplary infrastructure and the integration of scientific, clinical and educational practices
Mr.Afrim Pacolli was decorated by DOSTYK award of the 1st Class
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev decorated Afrim Pacolli DOSTYK award of the First class, for his contribution to the Republic of Kazakhstan, as the President of the Mabetex Group, one the first international company-builders to step foot in the country. Afrim Pacolli was honored with the highest merit and award by the state of Kazakhstan for his efforts and work in the country in the last three decades. It is an order that is awarded only to the highest officials of states and outstanding people such as Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon.
At the occasional ceremony, Mr. Pacolli, declared that he is very happy to have received this award. He said that he dedicates this award to the family, all his brothers, colleagues, and collaborators in the whole world without whom this success would not have been achieved.
Opening of the construction site of Vlora International Airport
on the day of the 109th anniversary of the independence of Albania, our founder and Group's President inaugurated the construction site of the Vlora airport.
Happy independence day Albanians!
Congratulations Albania for the start of this project that will open the doors of tourism and allow the world to discover the beauties of this wonderful country.
Construction Site for families affected by the earthquake in Thumana - Albania
Mr. Behgjet Pacolli and Mr. Afrim Pacolli together the Albanian Prime Minister have delivered the apartments built for the families affected by the earthquake.
We have closely experienced the transformative visions of this wonderful residential block built according to the strict European standards, i.e. an environment with modern buildings, beautiful colors, walks, green spaces, children's games, spaces for commercial activities, for new commercial activities etc. Funding for the project (over 1,250,000) was made by the "Behgjet Pacolli" Foundation.
Inauguration of Sheikha Fatima Children’s Hospital in Pristina, Republic of Kosovo
Vjosa Osmani, President of Kosovo, on 13th September 2021 inaugurated the Sheikha Fatima Children Hospital and Surgical Centre in Pristina, in the presence of Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Arben Vitia, Minister of Health of Kosovo, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, the founder of Mabetex Group and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Valon Lluka, the director of Mabetex Holding.
The hospital’s construction took place with a generous donation by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), the “Mother of the UAE,” as part of her international initiatives.
Built in Pristina within the campus of the University Clinical Centre of Kosovo in record time, considering the pandemic period, the first pediatric hospital in Kosovo is the largest humanitarian project in this country focused on providing high-quality healthcare to children.
The centre is conceived as an integrated structure to house the more efficient and modern technologies for the care of the sick children and supports the existing structure dedicated to women. The total surface of the building is of 11’105 m2 on 4 floors and 117 beds.
The hospital is high-technologically equipped with several specialized clinics, a state-of-the-art radiology and diagnostic imaging department, departments and emergency services for mothers and children. It was equipped with numerous colored designs and finishes; the friendly face of the numerous painted animals accompany the little guests in their diagnostic-therapeutic path producing a psychological positive effect.
Urban Redevelopment in Northern Macedonia
Mabetex invests over 50 million Euros in the Municipality of Chair in Northern Macedonia.
On the Skanderbeg Square, where the National Hero guarded the Albanian Municipality in Skopje, today, 30 years after we built together with Albanians around the globe, we unveiled the first Mabetex project in Northern Macedonia worth over 50 million euro which we will invest, build and manage by the company which our CEO, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli founded many years ago.
An extraordinary project that will bring to the Municipality of Chair more parking spaces, greenery, recreation and sports facilities, and that will ultimately improve the lives of their citizens and transform public spaces for more economic development, more tourism, and more employment.
We are honored that we have chosen the Municipality of Chair to realize this investment. We will connect the Albanians and we will build with taste and style, as we did all over the world and as we are doing today in Albania.
In the signing of the Contract were present, from Mabetex the director of Mabetex Holding, Mr. Valon Lluka and on the other hand the Mayor of Chair, Visar Ganiu, Deputy. First Prime Minister Artan Grubi, Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Bytyqi, Mayor of Skopje Petre Shilegov and senior officials of the Government of Northern Macedonia.
Signing ceremony in Tirana on the 20th of April 2021 (Albanian Prime-minister’s office)
Mr. Emin Pacolli (President of Mabco Constructions) signs the PPP Agreement with the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy of the Republic of Albania (Mrs Belinda Balluku)for the construction, Management and Operation of Vlora International Airport, as Albanian Prime-Minister Mr. Edi Rama and the founder and the Chairman of the board of directors of Mabetex Group, Mr Behgjet Pacolli look on.
The Vlora International airport
The Vlora International airport will be located 150 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of the capital, Tirana, close to the Narta Lagoon and the Vjosa River.
It will have a 3.2-kilometer (2-mile) runway and is planned to be able to handle up to 2 million passengers a year.
It will also offer aircraft maintenance services, which are not currently available in the country.
Prime Minister Edi Rama said the airport will promote tourism and economic development, making Albania “a country where the number of tourists, visitors will increase exponentially.”
Rama praised Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, as the person “found at the right place, at the right time to make something fantastic for Albania.”
Mabetex Group as the winner of the PPP tender process for Vlora International Airport
Today March 5th 2021, the Albanian Prime minster Edi Rama, announced Mabetex Group as the winner of the PPP tender process for Vlora International Airport.
Vlora International Airport marks an incredibly important path for Albania to develop its geo-strategic positioning in the region and its aspirations to develop the countries tourism industry.
The Albanian coast boasts approximately 380 km of Adriatic and Ionian sea and has subsequently seen demand for its tourism industry rapidly increase over the past few years.
Mabetex Group has been entrusted to deliver this prestigious project on a design and build turn-key basis.
Mr Behgjet Pacolli was awarded the highest merit and award from the State of Kazakhstan, December 2020
The founder of Mabetex Group and the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr Behgjet Pacolli was awarded the highest merit and award from the State of Kazakhstan for his endeavours and work in the country for the past three decades, yesterday December 14th 2020.
The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev awarded Mr Behgjet Pacolli the award of DOSTYK, for his contribution to the Republic of Kazakhstan, as one of the first constructors to set foot in the country and to start the works on the new Capital City Astana, now known as Nursultan – City.
The official opening of Drama Theater in Kazakhstan, November 2020
The official opening of the Kazakh Drama Theater, which was built on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev. This project was implemented in record time, in just under 16 months from concept design to full implantation and hand over.
The honourable and distinguished participants at the official opening of the Drama Theatre were led by The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Mamin, Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Raimkulova, Akim of Nur-Sultan A. Kulginov, Chairman of the Board of Samruk-Kazyna NWF JSC A. Yesimov, Mr. Afrim Pacolli and Agim Pacolli of Mabetex Group.
The author of this unique project is Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, the founding owner of Mabetex group and the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Construction start - May, 2019 and commissioned - September, 2020.
The total area of the building is 30,000.00 m2.
"Drama Theater Nursultan" in Kazakhstan, October 2020
It is with great pleasure that we can preannounce the completion of the "Drama Theater Nursultan", project, successfully carried out by Mabetex,
The Inauguration is planned for the end of October 2020
Multifunctional Concert Hall in Turkestan, November 2020
The visit of the Prime-minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, the Prime-minister of Uzbekistan, Abdulla Aripov, hokim of Tashkent city, Jahongir Artikxodjaev together with Mr. Afrim Pacolli to the Multifunctional Concert Hall " Turan Congress Hall" in Turkestan
"Congress Hall" in Turkestan, 28 September 2020
Visit of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev to the Multifunctional Concert Hall " Turan Congress Hall" in Turkestan, an ancient city in southern Kazakhstan.
The "Congress Hall " has been successfully inaugurated the 30th of September 2020.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 11 November 2019
The President of Mabetex Group, Afrim Pacolli met with the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mr.Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, the Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, Mr. Yondonperenlei Baatarbileg and the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mr. Sanbuyan Amarsaikhan, to discuss the potential engagement for the implementation of various projects.
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 12 October 2019
The President of Mabetex Group, Afrim Pacolli is seen here showing the Theater of opera and ballet to the Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh during his official visit to Kazakhstan. Mr.Pacolli has been invited to visit Mongolia for the potential engagement of 2 enormous projects, such as the Museum of Chingis Khan and the Theater of opera and ballet.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 26 July 2019
Another successful endeavour in Uzbekistan Today, the President of Mabetex Group, Mr.Afrim Pacolli has signed one more contract for the realization a new project. The “Modern complex for servicing passengers and business representatives with a capacity of 1000 passengers per hour” (Airport Terminal 2) on turn a full design and build business (turnkey).
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, July 2019
the President of Mabetex Group, Afrim Pacolli, signed a contract for an immensely unique project. Mabetex Group will design and build, a national research oncology centre, in Nur-Sultan city. The latest and most advanced technologies in the world will be used for the implementation and functioning of this state of the art institution.
Opening of the Olympic Ski Center in Shchuchinsk, 16 July 2018
The President of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Mr. Askar Mamin, Mr. Afrim Pacolli, the President of Mabetex Group, Mr. Agim Pacolli, the Vice-President of Mabetex Group and other representatives of the government of Kazakhstan during the opening of the Olympic Ski Center in Shchuchinsk.
Mr. Afrim Pacolli would like to thank the whole Mabetex Group Team for their effort, dedication and excellent work.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 3 October 2018
Following a return after many years away, Mabetex will commence a new journey by the signing of the new contract for the Airport Terminal.
The President of Mabetex Group, Afrim Pacolli together with ex Prime-Minister of Italy, Romano Prodi, at the EXPO-2017 Opening Ceremony in Nur-Sultan.
The President of Mabetex Group, Afrim Pacolli with First Vice Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, at the EXPO-2017 Opening Ceremony in Nur-Sultan.
Another unique project with the most modern technical equipment has been completed in record time. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, during the visit of the New Terminal of the International Airport of Nur-Sultan, together with the President of Mabetex Group, Afrim Pacolli. We would like to thank the President of Kazakhstan, government and nation for the trust.
During the Annual Investment Meeting held in Dubai, Mr. Afrim Pacolli, the President of Mabetex Group met with the President of Tatarstan HE Rustam Minnikhanov
The president of the Mabetex Group, Mr. Afrim Pacolli and his management team are currently in the United Arab Emirates participating in the annual investor forum, under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi Government.
The Mabetex Group, is the only company present in this event, representing the Republic of Kosovo, in an event hosting over 120 countries around the world.
Mabetex showcased an array of its own projects including a full spectrum presentation of the Divijaka Project which generated immense interest from wide ranging investors.
The president of the Mabetex Group, Mr. Afrim Pacolli participated in various meetings with high ranking UAE officials and some of the main business leaders from the largest companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, such as Al Habtoor Group, Mubadala, Aldar Group and Jumeriah Group.
Mr. Afrim Pacolli, the President of Mabetex Group during the visit to the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Astana by the Head of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Head of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Mr. Afrim Pacolli, the President of Mabetex Group meets the General secretary of the Bureau International des Expositions Mr. Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales and the Chairman of the Board of JSC National Company Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov today at the construction site of Expo 2017. Designed and built by the Mabetex Group in a record time of approximately one and a half years, this project was built with the highest quality construction standards. The distinguished visitors were very impressed by the project and they were also very appreciative to be a part of such a unique experienceto be a part of such a unique experience.
Mr. Behgjet Pacolli the President and CEO of the Mabetex Group celebrates a quarter of a century since he founded his company.
The night was a mix of festive and traditional themes in Prishtina, celebrating 25 years of world-wide success together with many of the groups employees, collaborator’s, clients and a host of other public figures from the region and beyond.
It was a rare occasion indeed, one not to be forgotten soon, like many of the groups iconic landmarks around the globe.
President Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Mabetex Group gave a speech in front of hundreds of his guests, he said:
“I've always believed in the beauty of my dreams...
Together with friends, family, associates, clients, we are all celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company.
Thanks all of you all! Mabetex is my beautiful dream in which I've always believed, Mabetex is mine and yours!”
The Head of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented Mr. Behgjet Pacolli the State Order "Kurmet" medal as the author of a unique project for the Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Nur-Sultan.
The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev by a Presidential Decree presented Mr. Afrim Pacolli the State Order "Kurmet" medal.
For this award, I would like to thank the President of Kazakhstan, the Pacolli family and all of the employees of the Mabetex group for their continues support and work. Receiving this award is one of the most honorable moments in my life, and I proudly share it, it is therefore not just mine but all of ours the whole Mabetex team and my family. Without everyone’s hard work, dedication and sacrifices, we would not have been able to achieve such awards and accolades like today.
Astana International Airport expanding strongly
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Vicky Karantzavelou - 11 October 2016, 00:02
Capacity will be more than doubled up to the World Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan's capital Airport with catchment area of 250 million people in the CIS countries.
Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, is the 'Official Carrier' of the Astana EXPO 2017, which will be held from 10th June to 10th September 2017 in the ultramodern Kazakhstan capital of Astana and is expected to attract over two million visitors. The organizers of the World Expo, which will concern itself with the theme of 'Future Energy', expect more than 100,000 guests arriving by plane – also from overseas.
Visit of the Chairman of the Board of JSC National Company “Astana Expo 2017”, Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli to the construction site of Expo 2017 "Future Energy".
Mr. Behgjet Pacolli and Mr. Afrim Pacolli visiting the working site of Nur-Sultan International Airport.
Mr. Behgjet Pacolli and Mr. Afrim Pacolli visiting the working site of Nur-Sultan International Airport.
Visit of the Chairman of the Board of JSC “National Company “Astana EXPO-2017” Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli on the construction site of the exhibition pavilions built by Mabetex Group. The works are still in progress.
Working visit of the Chairman of the Board of JSC “National Company“ Astana EXPO-2017” Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli to the construction site of the exhibition pavilions of the Mabetex Group.
The President of KTZH (the investor-client) Mr. Askar Mamin and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli visit the construction site of the new "Terminal of the International Airport of Nur-Sultan".
Concert dedicated to the formal recognition of the exhibition EXPO-2017 at the Central Concert Hall Nur-Sultan built by Mabetex Group.
The President and CEO of Mabetex Group Mr. Behgjet Pacolli with Mr. Afrim Pacolli and Mr. Mustafa Ibrahimi on the construction site of Expo 2017, Future Energy in Nur-Sultan.
Mr. Lino Maesani has recently passed away, here in the picture with his wife Mrs. Lucina and President Mr. Behgjet Pacolli. Mr. Lino Maesani has collaborated with Mabetex for many years, in the realization of important projects in Russia, Yakutia, Kazakhstan and Switzerland.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarabayev with the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarabayev with the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli, during the second stage opening of the Ice Hockey Palace in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
"..the new terminal of Astana Airport is being constructed by a Swiss company Mabetex”, Swiss Ambassador Reina mentioned. “In view of the upcoming EXPO 2017, the standards of construction will be very high, up to the international level.” Interview from The Astana Times. 27 July 2015
Inauguration of the New Palace for Kazakhstan, realized by Mabetex Group. Country's top venue inaugurated in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan got its first modern large-scale arena with the opening of a new 12,000-seat venue for ice hockey in the capital of Nur-Sultan, which is for now called New Ice Arena.
President of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev attends opening of new multipurpose ice palace. President has visited the new Ice Palace of Olympic scale in Astana with the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli and other local authorities. President Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev inspected the arena the day before its inauguration and was happy with the outcome.
The President of the Republic, H. E. Mr. Bujar Nishani awarded, the President and C.O. of Mabetex Group Mr. Behgjet Pacolli with the Nation’s Honor Medal: “For creating the positive image of the Albanian in the world as a successful entrepreneur in many countries of the globe and his humanitarian activity serving peace".
The President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli at the Milano 2015 EXPO together with the Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
Mr. Sagintaev Bakhytzhan, the Chairman of the Board of ASTANA EXPO 2017, Mr. Talgat Yermegiyaev
and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Italy, Mr Andrian Yelemessov.
The President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli at the Milano 2015 EXPO with the Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
Mr. Sagintaev Bakhytzhan, the Chairman of the Board of ASTANA EXPO 2017, Mr. Talgat Yermegiyaev and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Italy, Mr Andrian Yelemessov.
The President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli in a friendly visit with the former coach of Milan Football Club, Massimiliano Allegri in Nur-Sultan.
Official visit of Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama to Nur-Sultan.
The Prime Minister of Albania Mr. Edi Rama visits the new Nur-Sultan Opera with Mr. Behgjet Pacolli and Mr. Afrim Pacolli
Mr. Nazarbayev President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mr.Xi Jingping the President of the People's Republic of China and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli, visiting Theater of Opera and Ballet in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli visiting the New Classic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Nur-Sultan.
Grand opening ceremony of dwelling complex in Saranda village in Nur-Sultan. Mr. Afrim Pacolli and Mr. Behgjet Pacolli welcoming the President of RK, Mr.Nazarbayev, and local authorities.
President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli meets the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, presenting the scale-model of the new Hockey Arena that will be built in Nur-Sultan.
Solemn Opening Ceremony of the New National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Nur-Sultan, with participation of President of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev and the President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli.
The President of Mabetex Group Mr. Afrim Pacolli meets in his office, the President of Football Club Internazionale Milano, Mr. Massimo Moratti.
President of Mabetex Group Mr. Behgjet Pacolli and Mr. Afrim Pacolli meet
Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Mr. Afrim Pacolli meets the Prime Minister of Republic of Kazakhstan,
Mr. Akhmetov Serik Nygmetovich, and they visit the site of the Classical Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Nur-Sultan