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Mersin Wastewater Project



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

15 Dec 2017



Approval date:

29 May 2012

Project description

Mersin Water and Sewerage Administration (“MESKI” or the “Company”) is a municipally owned water utility that provides water and waste water services in the city of Mersin (“City”).  The Bank signed a loan agreement with MESKI in 2012 for an amount of EUR 20 million to finance construction of a waste water treatment plant in Mersin (the “Project”) to accommodate the City’s growing population.

The construction and operation contract for the Mezitli Waste Water Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) was signed on 16 December 2015, after finalisation of the procurement tender. Currently, the construction works are in progress and the construction is expected to be completed by Q1 2018.

The Project will support environmental improvements and continued commercialisation of MESKI. It will also have the potential demonstration effect of a direct loan to a Turkish water utility by an international financial institution without a sovereign guarantee. Performance improvements and further commercialisation of MESKI are expected via the development of Key Performance Indicators which will bring greater transparency on financial management, investment planning, unaccounted-for water, organisational efficiency, and customer relations.

ESIA disclosure package

ESIA disclosure package

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

General Directorate of Mersin Water and Sewerage Administration
MESKI Technical Services Departments Building:
Address: Mahmudiye Mh. Zeytinlibahçe Cd. No: 99 Akdeniz – Mersin


EBRD Resident Office Istanbul
Buyukdere Caddesi No:185 Kanyon Ofis Binasi Kat:2 Levent, Istanbul
Contact Name: Fatih Turkmenoglu
Tel: +90 212 386 11 23



Environmental or social enquiries

General Directorate of Mersin Water and Sewerage Administration
Media, Publications and Public Relations Department
Phone: +90 324 337 08 41 - 45
Fax: +90 324 336 02 77
Address: Mahmudiye Mh. Zeytinlibahçe Cd. No:99 Akdeniz – Mersin
web page:

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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