Mati River is one of the largest rivers in Albania, with a catchment area of 2441 km2 that covers the municipalities of Lezha, Mirdita and Kurbin. The river basin is relatively mountainous, with downstream alluvial plains, where most of the population and economic activities are located, exposed to floods under high flows due to heavy rains and snow melting.
This investment project concerns the rehabilitation of flood protection infrastructure in the lower Mati River Basin through rehabilitation of 12.5 km dikes on both sides of the river from the Mati River Bridge to the Adriatic Sea, and reconstruction of 1.8 km coastal dike on the right bank of the river.
The Feasibility Study and the Preliminary Design for the most urgent flood protection measures in the lower Mati River Basin, Lezha District, were prepared by the Infrastructure Project Facility 2 (TA3-ALB-ENV-03) in 2012. The interventions were identified as “no-regret” measures under the regional study “Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment in the Context of Implementing EU Floods Directive in the Western Balkans”, which was implemented by Infrastructure Project Facility 4 (WBEC-REG-ENV-02) in January – September 2015. The WBIF renewed its support in June 2018 with a grant for detail design, environmental impact assessment and tender documents to enable the implementation of the project.
|Albanian Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 1,332,000|
|Potential WBIF INV Grant||Other Sources||€ 2,939,000|
|Potential WBIF TA Grants||Other Sources||€ 300,000|
|Total Grants||€ 850,000|
|Total Loans||€ 2,939,000|