Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Visoko Water Supply Project: Mostre Subsystem and Water Network Reconstruction Phase 3

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Project Financing

EBRD Loan € 4,498,760
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 1,237,582
EBRD Special Grant Fund External Grant € 594,360
WBIF Grant WB-IG05-BIH-ENV-01 € 1,072,000
Total € 7,402,702
Total Grants € 1,072,000
Total Loans € 4,498,760

Project Description

The city of Visoko is located in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 30 kilometres north of Sarajevo, and is home to over 41,000 people.

This infrastructure project rehabilitates and extends the water supply system of the city in three phases: (1) Construction of the Gracanica Subsystem, which was finalised in 2019; (2) Reconstruction of existing water supply network, which was finalised in 2020; (3) Construction of the Mostre Subsystem, which is planned for completion in 2023. The WBIF co-finances Phase 3, which extends the water supply system to one large part of the city, Mostre, and constructs one main reservoir in Dubrave.

Around 67% of the city’s population did not have access to reliable water sources before the start of the implementation of the project. Once completed, 87% of the population, or 33,000 people, will benefit from safe drinking water.

The investments target (a) expansion and rehabilitation of the water supply network, which will enable connection of new consumers and at the same time, though provision of running water, improve the living standards of the population in the municipality, and (b) reduced water losses, improved resilience to climate change and improved quality of supply through repairs of the existing network.  

Results and Benefits

  • 33,000 people with access to safe drinking water
  • 1,400 household connections rehabilitated and 2,000 new household connections
  • 160 km of water supply pipelines installed
  • Protection of water resources protection, reduced water losses, improved resilience to climate change and improved quality of supply
  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Code: PRJ-BIH-ENV-039
  • Sector: Environment
  • Lead IFI: EBRD
  • Status: Tender Preparation
  • Beneficiary: Visoko Public Utility Company; City of Visoko
Project financing split

Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkans Partners