EBRD, EIB, EU to finance new wastewater plant in Kosovo

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Union are financing a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Kosovo to improve sanitation standards and reduce wastewater pollution in south Mitrovica, Vushtrri and the surrounding areas, the EBRD said in a statement.

The EBRD is extending a EUR 13.5 million loan to Regional Water Company Mitrovica, a state-owned water utility company, to finance the construction of the new treatment plant, as well as the rehabilitation and extension of the wastewater network in south Mitrovica and Vushtrri.

The plant will benefit more than 123,000 people living in the company's service area. The EIB will co-finance the project with another EUR 13.5 million loan, while the EU will provide a EUR 5 million grant through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF).

The project will also benefit from technical assistance provided by WBIF and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, it said.

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