Tirana is one of the two cities in Europe selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, for the drafting of the "Green City" action plan.
This action plan consists of the addition of green spaces, and urban development planning in order to avoid undesirable situations such as floods.
Giving a speech on the matter, Veliaj said that the floods were not just a natural disaster, but also a form of revenge against humans and the way we have misused the environment.
"The recent events are nature's way of getting revenge for a collective misuse of the planet" said Erion Veliaj.
The mayor declared the statements made by political representatives for the opening of Bovilla Dam and the reservoirs to be irresponsible.
"Declarations for the opening of dams are a political irresponsibility" said Erion Veliaj.
He went on to add that Tirana is now safe from the threat of the flood situation, referring to projects realized the past two years.
"The city is safer thanks to the investments we have made these two years" said Erion Veliaj.
In a further attempt to improve the environmental situation in Tirana City, the Municipality is also working with public transport companies to upgrade to electric buses.