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GrCF: Skopje Wastewater Project


North Macedonia

Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

11 Dec 2018



Approval date:

27 Nov 2019

Project description

A sovereign loan of up to EUR 60 million to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (“FYR Macedonia”) co-financed by a EUR 60 million sovereign loan from the EIB and potential grant funding, for the construction of a Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) in Skopje (the “Project”).

The Project will introduce for the first time wastewater treatment services for the majority of the 560,000 residents of the capital city of Skopje, helping to reduce environmental pollution in the Vardar River and the surrounding areas, linked to the current lack of wastewater treatment. As such, the Project is of unique national, regional and environmental importance for FYR Macedonia, and was identified as a national priority in the context of EU accession.

The sovereign loan will be extended to the Ministry of Finance. Other key entities in the Project include:

(i) JP Vodovod i Kanalizacija Skopje as the final beneficiary of the investment;

(ii) City of Skopje, the owner of Vodovod; and

(iii) the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, given the Project’s environmental importance. 

ESIA disclosure package

ESIA: EnglishMacedonian

NTS: EnglishMacedonian

SEP: EnglishMacedonian


Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:


EBRD Resident Office in Skopje
Filip Vtori Makedonski 3, Soravia Centre 7th floor, Skopje 1000
Aleksandra Arsik
+389 23 297 800


Environmental or social enquiries

Biljana Petkoska
Head of Department of Environment
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning
Squar Presveta Bogorodica 3, Skopje
+389 76 455 427


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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