26 September 2022
Promoter – Financial Intermediary
MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EUROPEAN UNION FUNDS
The project will contribute to the improvement of water status by developing an efficient wastewater collection and treatment in the city of Split. The improvement of the water supply and extension of the sewer system should contribute to the socio-economic development of the area by reducing direct discharges of wastewater and improvement in treatment.
Additionality and Impact
The project aims at supporting investments in water and sanitation infrastructure, in order to improve the coverage, quality and resilience of integrated water services in several regions across Croatia. In doing so, the projects will contribute to ensuring compliance with key European policy and regulations in the water sector, also with national water legislation, thereby supporting the Bank's Policy Objective on Sustainable Energy and Natural Resources. The projects will also contribute towards the Bank's Policy Objective of Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability. The projects will address a number of market failures including those associated with unaccounted for externalities and information failures, generating environmental and public health benefits, notably through a more rational use of water and energy resources, improvements in the quality of recipient waters and improved resilience to the impacts of climate change. The proposed investments will increase employment opportunities, and will also contribute to improve the attractiveness of Croatia as a sustainable touristic destination. Finally, the project will create economic opportunities for the population and local businesses in a less developed region according to EU Cohesion Policy, thus contributing to the EU's economic social and territorial cohesion. These benefits would not be realised to the same extent without public intervention. JASPERS contribution with technical expertise and advice has been made available to the Promoter.
The EIB's involvement will facilitate the absorption of EU Structural funds by securing national co-financing contributions of EU funded projects in Croatia. The EIB financing provides an essential financial contribution in the form of financial advantage that is currently not available in the market.
The project contributes to environmental protection and natural resource efficiency.
- Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 22 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 198 million
The project's components contribute to ensure compliance with key EU directives in the water sector, notably the Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC, Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EC) and the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). Where and if applicable, the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU as amended by 2014/52/EU and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive 2001/42/EC will be respected. The promoter will in such case, prior to utilising any EIB funds, be responsible for transmitting to the Bank the non-technical summary of the EIA. For any part of the project that may impact on a nature conservation site, the promoter will be required to provide to the Bank an approval of the competent authority and information on the mitigating measures required to comply with the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC.
The Bank requires the promoter to ensure that contracts for implementation of the project be tendered in accordance with the applicable EU procurement legislation, Directive 2014/24/EU, as well as Directive 89/665/EEC as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where required.
Approved - 24/11/2022