Podgorica Wastewater Treatment Plant

Podgorica Wastewater Treatment Plant

Project Description

Podgorica is serviced by a wastewater plant built in the 1970s, performing well below the capacity needed to meet present demand. About half of the effluent is discharged untreated into the Morača River running into the Skadar Lake - an internationally-recognised wetland area.

This investment project will build a new wastewater treatment plant for the city, a sludge incineration plant, and extend the sewerage network. These investments will enable the collection and treatment of the wastewater generated by the city in line with EU standards.

The EU co-funds the project under Flagship 7 - Waste and wastewater management - of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans through the WBIF. In addition, the WBIF Bilateral Donors provide the funding for the supervision of works and co-finance the wastewater treatment plant.


Start of Works on the Bilateral Donors’ Supported Wastewater Treatment Plant Podgorica

Financing Contracts for the New Wastewater Project in Podgorica Now in Place

Additional Funding for a New Wastewater Treatment Plant in Podgorica

Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB15-MNE-ENV-02 € 1,145,834
KFW Loan € 35,000,000
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 6,615,166
WBIF Grant WB-IG02-MNE-ENV-01 € 9,000,000
Jul-Plantaže Winery Own Contribution € 880,000
KFW External Grant € 285,000
WBIF Grant WB-IG06-MNE-ENV-01 € 23,713,493
Total € 76,639,493
Total Grants € 33,859,327
Total Loans € 35,000,000

Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkans Partners