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    Référence: 20230223
    Date de publication: 12 juillet 2023

    Promoteur – Intermédiaire Financier




    The project will finance the upgrade of water and wastewater infrastructure planned by Aquedotto Pugliese (AQP) for the 2023-2027 period.

    Additionality and Impact

    The project will support investments in water and wastewater infrastructure in the Puglia Region in Italy which is a less developed region. The Project will improve the coverage and quality of integrated water services, and bring operational efficiency improvements as well as increased resilience towards droughts. In doing so, it will ensure compliance with key European regulations in the water sector, and improve the quality and resilience of water and wastewater water services. The project will contribute to the Bank's policy objectives of Sustainable Energy and Natural Resources as well as Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability. The project will address a number of market failures, including those associated with public goods, unaccounted for externalities and information failures, generating positive health, environmental benefits and water security (including resilience against climate change), which would not be realised to the same extent without public intervention.

    The EIB support is expected to bring a tangible value added by lowering the project's cost of funding and offering a tenor longer than the one normally proposed by other financers. Considering the magnitude of the project's funding needs, it is expected that the EIB support will contribute to accelerate its implementation.


    The aim is to continue support the promoter's investments (e.g. water and wastewater treatment plants, networks and pumping stations) in the southern Italian region of Puglia.


    • Eau, assainissement - Production et distribution d'eau; assainissement, gestion des déchets et dépollution

    Montant BEI envisagé (montant approximatif)

    EUR 270 million

    Coût total (montant approximatif)

    EUR 570 million

    Aspects environnementaux

    The upgrade of water and wastewater infrastructure brings positive environmental impacts. Compliance with the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) and EU and national environmental legislation, notably under the environmental impact assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU (amended by the Directive 2014/52/EU), Birds Directive (2009/147/EC) and Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) will be verified during appraisal. The project is expected to contribute to climate action and environmental sustainability (CA&ES) objectives, in particular to climate adaptation and sustainable use, as well as water and marine resources protection. This project also brings substantial health advantages and environmental quality improvements to the affected population, thereby increasing the quality of life in the project area. Social negative impacts are only temporary (e.g. occupation of public and private space, safety hazards during construction, traffic, noise) and will be addressed as part of the planning for the implementation of each scheme. The promoter has demonstrated sound practices concerning to environmental, health and safety management. As per social matters, the promoter will also be requested to comply with the relevant applicable legislation.

    Passation des marchés

    The promoter has to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been or will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation, Directives 2014/23/EU and/or 2014/24/EU and/or 2014/25/EU where applicable, as well as Directive 92/13/EEC and Directive 89/665/EEC as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.


    Signé - 22/09/2023

    À l'examen
    5 septembre 2023
    22 septembre 2023

    Clause de non-responsabilité

    Avant d’être approuvés par le Conseil d’administration et avant la signature des prêts correspondants, les projets font l’objet d’une instruction et de négociations. Par conséquent, les informations et données fournies sur cette page sont indicatives.
    Elles sont fournies à des fins de transparence uniquement et ne peuvent être considérées comme représentant la politique officielle de la BEI (voir également les notes explicatives).

    Mots-clés correspondants

    Italie Eau, assainissement