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High Speed Rail Belgrade to Niš



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ESIA disclosed:

28 Jul 2022


Passed Concept Review, Pending Structure Review

Approval date:

30 Nov 2022

Project description

Provision of a sovereign loan for the benefit of Serbian Railways Infrastructure (the “Company” or “SRI”), the state-owned and sole national railway infrastructure asset management company of Serbia. The transaction will finance the rehabilitation and upgrade of the rail infrastructure of rail Corridor X (“Corridor X”), the railway line connecting Belgrade to Niš (c. 243 km-long), with the aim to increase speed to up to 200 kph (therefore significantly reducing the travel time between the two cities) while enhancing quality of passenger and freight rail services.

The modernization of Corridor X is one of the main investments in the railway sector carried out by the Government of Serbia, for it is an axis of national importance connecting Western and Central Europe with Greece, Turkey and the Middle East.

ESIA disclosure package

Corridor X – Belgrade to Nis

  • E&S Scoping report (English, Serbian)
  • Resettlement Policy Framework (English, Serbian)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (“SEP”) (English, Serbian)
  • Inception Report (English, Serbian)
  • Non-technical summary (“NTS”) (English, Serbian)
  • Environmental and Social assessment (English, Serbian)
  • Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) (English, Serbian)

Download package in English

Corridor E-S assessment (English)

Download package in Serbian

Corridor E-S assessment (Serbian)

Corridor X – Belgrade to Nis: Stalac Dunis sub-section

  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) (English, Serbian)
  • Supplementary Package including an Environmental and Social Management Plan (“ESMP”) (English, Serbian)
  • Resettlement Action Plan ((English, Serbian)
  • NTS (English, Serbian)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (“SEP”) Appendix (English, Serbian)
  • Inception Report (English, Serbian)
  • E&S Scoping report (English, Serbian)
  • Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) (English, Serbian)

Download package in English

Download package in Serbian

Full ESIA availability

Address: Nemanjina st.6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia


EBRD Belgrade Resident Office
Bluecentre building
Španskih boraca 3, 6th floor
11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 212 0529 0530 / 0531


Environmental and social enquiries

Ms. Ana Kopren 
Tel: +381 11 3618 212
Nemanjina st.6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

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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