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FYR Macedonia: Railway Corridor VIII - Phase I


North Macedonia

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ESIA disclosed:

09 Mar 2012



Approval date:

24 Jul 2012

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

Up to EUR 44 million sovereign loan to the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) for the financing for the rehabilitation of 30.8 km ( Section 1) of Corridor VIII in the east of FYR Macedonia. This section starts at the northern end of Kumanovo station up to Beljakovce station. The Ministry of Transport and Communication is responsible for infrastructure management and will be the Client and implementation agency for this project, while the loan is likely to be direct to the government of the FYR Macedonia represented by the Ministry of Finance.

This investment will be for the first phase of the total investment programme of EUR 477 million, which is the funding required for completion of the entire eastern part of the Corridor VIII. The eastern part of Corridor VIII of 88.2 km in length starts from Kumanovo via Beljakovce and Kriva Palanka to Dave Bair, which is located on the Macedonian/Bulgarian border. This eastern part of the Corridor has been divided into three sections:

  • Section 1: Kumanovo to Beljakovce (30.8 km);
  • Section 2: Beljakovce to Kriva Palanka (34 km) ;
  • Section 3: Kriva Palanka to Bulgarian Border (23.4 km)

The corridor and alignment for section 1 was established in the 1950's and was previously operational until the mid 1990's. Works will include track replacement, stations and replacement of 17 level crossings with 7 over/underpasses. The existing railway bridge over the Pcinja River will be replaced by a new construction located upstream of the existing one.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

The ‘Disclosure Package’ for the Project includes the following documents:

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


Ministry of Transport and Communication
Address: “Crvena Skopska Opstina” 4; 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia ; Telephone: + 389 2 3145 497, + 389 2 3123 292
Fax: + 389 (0)2 3126 228

Biljana Zdraveva - Head of Railway Department

Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning
Address: Bul. "Goce Delcev", MRTV building (10,11,12 floor) 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Telephone: +389 3 251 400
Fax: +389 3 220-165

Zoran Boschev – Head of the department for ESIA
Telephone: +389 76-445-894

Macedonian Railways - Infrastructure - Skopje
Address: “Zeleznicka 50b”; 1000 Skopje
Telephone: +389 2 3116-773
Fax: +389 2 2121-079

Rade Sekulovski – Head of Sector
Telephone: +389 75 282 893

Hard copies of the ESIA package are also available at :

  • Regional Center for Development, Address: “Ilindenska” nn; 1300 Kumanovo; Postal number 182;
    Postal number182
    Telephone/Fax: +389 31 424 878
  • Muncipality of Kumanovo, Address: “11th October” bb, 1300 Kumanovo;
    Telephones: +389 31 475 800
    Fax: + 389 31 438 633
  • Muncipality of Kratovo, Address: “Square Marschal Tito”, nn - 1360 Kratovo;
    Telephone: +389 31 481 202,
    Fax: +389 31 481 134
  • Muncipality of Rankovce, Address: Postal number 1316;
    Telephone: +389 31 380 444
    Fax: +389 31 380 444
  • Muncipality of Kriva Palanka, Address: JoakimOsogovski”175;
    Telephone/Fax: +389 31 375 035
  • Muncipality of Staro Nagorichane, Address: 1303 Staro Nagoricane,
    Telephone: +389 31 495 333


EBRD Skopje Resident Office, Macedonia
Soravia Centre Skopje
VII floor
Bulevar Vojvoda Vasil Adzilarski bb
1000 Skopje

Tel: +389 2 3297 800
Fax: +389 2 3231 238
Contact: Biljana Milosheska, Principal Banker,
Tel: +389 2 3297 805


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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