Kosovo: Nearly 20 Million Euro for Wastewater Treatment

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, continues to support vital infrastructure in Kosovo by investing 19.8 million Euro for constructing a new wastewater treatment plant and the rehabilitation and extension of the existing wastewater collection system in the municipality of Mitrovica.

“The project will provide access to modern sanitation services to more than 213,000 people while protecting the environment and public health,” EIB underlined. That is the bank’s second investment in the water sector in Kosovo since 2020. At that time, it unlocked 11 million Euro for a wastewater treatment facility and the rehabilitation of an existing facility in the municipality of Gjilan.

As the investment will improve living conditions contributing to economic and social resilience and growth, it is being provided under the EIB’s Economic Resilience Initiative, the bank gave account. The project was supported by both technical assistance and investment grants for preparation and implementation via the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and is co-financed with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2022, Page 12)