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23 April 2021

EU supports improvement of water and sanitation systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Investment Bank (EIB) – the EU’s lending arm – has signed a €2.1 million EU grant with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for financing the construction of the wastewater and drinking water systems in the municipalities of Jajce and Zvornik. This investment will help improve existing and develop new water and sanitation infrastructure that will increase the capacity of water wells and reduce water losses. The aim is to protect public health and the environment from water pollution and ensure reliable water supply and sanitation services for some 93,000 people.

 

The EU grant will go towards construction works for water supply investments on the right bank of the river Vrbas and will be used to reduce water losses in the existing Resnik water supply system in Jajce. In Zvornik, the investment grant will be allocated to the construction of a wastewater treatment plant for Tabanci and a water supply system in Lokanj-Pilica. Those investments are part of an EU-funded project approved under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) in 2019 to support implementing the “Water and Sanitation” programmes in the Federation and Republika Srpska of BiH.

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Source: EIB

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