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22 February 2021

EU and KfW support renovation of Serbia’s largest hospital

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Serbia’s largest tertiary care facility is getting a complete overhaul to meet current energy efficiency, health and safety standards. The planned renovation – supported by an EU grant and a German Development Bank (KfW) loan – will make hospital operations run more smoothly, save energy and water, and lower maintenance costs in the long run. In addition, the working environment for the medical staff will be improved, as well as the overall comfort for patients.

 

In February 2021, a €50 million loan agreement was concluded between KfWand the Serbian government. The EU supports this project with a €5 million technical assistance grant via the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). Reconstruction is expected to start in 2022 and is scheduled for completion in 2025. The project is considered particularly complex as hospital operations must be maintained without interruption during the entire reconstruction phase.

 

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