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    € 194,000,000
    Hungary : € 194,000,000
    Water, sewerage : € 194,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    18/07/2005 : € 94,000,000
    18/07/2005 : € 100,000,000
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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    16 September 2004
    Signed | 18/07/2005
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Budapest Central Waste Water Treatment Plant Project (the “BCWWTP”)

    Municipality of Budapest
    Office of the Mayor
    Attn. Mr. Attila PÓCS
    Counsellor, Head of Project Implementation Unit
    Városház u. 9 - 11H-1364  Budapest
    POB. 1
    Tel. +361 327 1066

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    Up to EUR 147 million.
    Approximately EUR 529 million.

    The project concerns the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the BCWWTP and ancillary investments. It includes the following main investments:

    • A new main sewer along the Buda side of the Danube River;
    • Upgrading and extension of three main pumping stations within the Budapest Central catchment area (Ferencváros, Kelenföld and Albertfalva pumping stations);
    • River crossings for wastewater mains from the Kelenföld and the Ferencváros pumping stations under the Danube River to the BCWWTP;
    • A waste water treatment plant with a capacity of 350.000 m3/day; and
    • A final sludge treatment and disposal system for the sludge produced at the BCWWTP.

    The project is scheduled to be implemented by the end of 2009.

    The project represents a cost-effective solution to wastewater collection, treatment and sludge disposal in central Budapest to meet EU and Hungarian environmental standards. It is expected that there will be indirect benefits to the city through reduced pollution of the Danube and greater tourism potential of the riverfront.

    Environmental aspects

    The project has been designed in full compliance with national and relevant EU environmental directives. Upon completion and successful start of operation wastewater generated by more than 90% of Budapest population (for the time being some 1.8 million) will be treated biologically.

    Hungarian public procurement act to be applied (EU directives transposed into national law).


    Environment sector.


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