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    Signature(s)

    Amount (.*)
    € 78,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    North Macedonia : € 78,000,000
    Water, sewerage : € 78,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    20/12/2019 : € 10,000,000
    20/12/2019 : € 68,000,000
    (*) Including a € 10,000,000 Investment Grants provided by the ECONOMIC RESILIENCE INITIATIVE FUND
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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    30 April 2019
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 20/12/2019
    20170232
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    SKOPJE WWTP
    JP VODOVOD I KANALIZACIJA-SKOPJE
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 78 million
    EUR 137 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    • Water, sewerage - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
    Description
    Objectives

    The project consists of the construction of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) in Skopje, serving approximately 500 000 inhabitants.

    As Skopje's wastewater is currently discharged in the Vardar river without any treatment, the project is expected to have major environmental and public health benefits. It will therefore have a substantial impact on the living conditions of the inhabitants of Skopje. In addition, the project will contribute positively to the gradual compliance of North Macedonia with all relevant environmental and water EU law and standards. As the Vardar river flows to the Hellenic Republic downstream (where its name is Axios) and reaches the sea west of Thessaloniki, the project is also expected to result in environmental benefits of a Member State.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The project will generally benefit the environment and public health, either by providing better drinking water to the population, improving the efficiency of the treatment and distribution facilities, or by collecting and cleaning wastewater before discharging into receiving waters. As an EU candidate member state, the project will support North Macedonia's process for gradual compliance with EU standards and regulations on water, sanitation and the environment, and will provide the base for a possible accession agreement in the environmental chapter. Compliance with national Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) legislation that has been drafted by transposing EU EIA Directive 85/337/EEC, amended by directives 97/11/EC and 2003/35/EC will be verified during the appraisal. With regards to regulations concerning the protection of habitats, respective EU Directives (92/43/EEC and 79/409/EEC) are considered to be transposed, subject to verification during the appraisal. North Macedonia is part of the international Emerald network, and procedures for compliance herewith will also be verified. The project will also help to meet national river quality objective (RQO) improvement targets set by the national Environmental Authority in line with the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). A social assessment will also be undertaken as part of the appraisal.

    The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that any procurement procedures are done in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement and the relevant applicable EU public procurement rules.

    Under ELM Guarantee

    This operation is covered by the ELM Guarantee.

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    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - SKOPJE WWTP - Environmental and Social Impact Study
    Publication Date
    12 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89015702
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - SKOPJE WWTP - Macedonian version
    Publication Date
    15 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89013042
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - SKOPJE WWTP - Environmental and Social Action Plan
    Publication Date
    15 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89012327
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) - SKOPJE WWTP
    Publication Date
    16 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89011697
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - SKOPJE WWTP - Link to EBRD's website for ESIA Disclosure Package
    Publication Date
    16 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    90221189
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - SKOPJE WWTP - Supplementary Information to the 2017 ESIA for WWTP Skopje
    Publication Date
    16 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89013885
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Non-Technical Summary (NTS) - SKOPJE WWTP
    Publication Date
    16 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89013790
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - SKOPJE WWTP
    Publication Date
    19 Jun 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    87369885
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - SKOPJE WWTP - Link to ESIA Disclosure package
    Publication Date
    27 Jul 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    95597695
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Non-Technical Summary (NTS) - SKOPJE WWTP - Нетехничко резиме КОНЕЧНА ВЕРЗИЈА (Macedonian version)
    Publication Date
    16 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89022665
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) - SKOPJE WWTP - План за вклучување на заинтересирани страни - КОНЕЧНА ВЕРЗИЈА (Macedonian version)
    Publication Date
    16 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    89023108
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170232
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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