A EUR 2.5 million investment grant, extended by Sweden, will complement a EUR 5 million EBRD loan, approved in 2019, for the construction of a regional solid-waste landfill site in Tuzla canton.

Once completed, the new landfill will serve three municipalities, Zivinice, Banovici and Kladanj, with a total population of around 95,000. It will help reduce water and soil pollution and lower emissions of greenhouse gases, the European bank said in a statement.

The construction of the new landfill site, which is currently underway, is being managed by regional solid-waste company Eko-Sep.