Mitrovica and Gjilan Wastewater Treatment Plants and Sewerage Network Extension and Rehabilitation

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB20-KOS-ENV-01 € 800,000
EBRD Loan € 8,768,238
National Contribution Own Contribution € 465,000
WBIF Grant TA3-KOS-ENV-01 € 750,000
National Contribution Other Sources € 6,480,184
EBRD Loan € 13,484,400
EIB Loan € 8,768,238
EIB Loan € 13,484,400
WBIF Grant WB-IG04-KOS-ENV-01 € 2,500,000
Potential WBIF INV grant External Grant € 5,000,000
EBRD/EIB External Grant € 120,000
EBRD External Grant € 700,000
Total € 61,320,460
Total Grants € 4,050,000
Total Loans € 44,505,276

Project Description

Water pollution in Kosovo has reached alarming levels. The water quality of streams and rivers has deteriorated over the years and is heavily polluted due to a lack of treatment of wastewater and indiscriminate disposal of solid waste. The Government of Kosovo is very concerned about the threat this poses to the economic and social welfare of the inhabitants of Kosovo and has taken action to remedy this poor state of affairs through – inter alia – WBIF assistance.

The WBIF, a longstanding supporter of the difficult environmental situation in Kosovo, has provided two technical assistance (TA) grants (worth approx. €2.5 million) to this project in 2009 and 2018, respectively. The initial WBIF TA support focused on developing feasibility studies for various wastewater treatment plants in Kosovo; the grant awarded by the WBIF in December 2018 focuses on providing implementation support to the Project Implementation Units (both in Mitrovica and Gjilan) to bring the Project to full maturity, prepare tender documents including support during the whole tendering process, and overall implementation support until project completion.

These investments will mitigate environmental pollution both in Kosovo and downstream in the region, and provide several other benefits such as:

Results and Benefits

  • Protection of surface and underground water quality;
  • Ensuring safe drinking water for citizens;
  • Protection of aquatic flora and fauna (aquatic ecosystem);
  • Minimisation of pollution and polluting effects in relation to border states.
  • Countries: Kosovo*
  • Code: PRJ-KOS-ENV-012
  • Sector: Environment
  • Monitor IFI: EBRD
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary:
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