This is hardly surprising in the case of Durres since the entire beach front has been blighted by uncontrolled development, and you don't have to be a genius to work out where all the sewage from those new apartments, hotels and restaurants is going.
Quite apart from the dangers to public health for the local population, this level of pollution means that Albania will never develop into a major tourist destination in the way the government here seems to assume it will. Without clean beaches and clean water Albania won't have any tourist industry worth speaking of.
Whether anything will be done about the problem is unclear. There is much less construction on the Durres beach front now, but that's probably because there is hardly a scrap of land left to build on. Further along the coastal road, though, construction seems to be continuing.
The bigger question now is what will be done about existing illegal developments. Since few of these appear to be people's homes, they could be demolished without causing too much disruption. A handful of the better designed and better constructed ones could be allowed to remain after payment of a fine.
The real challenge would be creating a proper waste treatment infrastructure to allow for future, legal, development. Given the scale and expense of this kind of project I reckon the Ministry will be producing negative reports for some years yet, and those tourists are going to stick to Croatia.