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Road Corridor VIII - Phase I


North Macedonia

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ESIA disclosed:

11 Dec 2020



Approval date:

08 Sep 2021

Project description

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”, the “Bank”) is considering providing a sovereign-guaranteed loan of up to EUR 70 million to the Public Enterprise for State Roads (“PESR”) to finance the construction of a 10.7 km-long section running from Bukojchani to Kichevo, and will extend the existing Corridor VIII motorway in North Macedonia (the “Project”).

The Project will improve connectivity between the two neighbouring countries North Macedonia and Albania within the Western Balkans region and between the Western Balkans and the European Union (“EU”), facilitating international transport and trade in the region. Additionally, the Project will support North Macedonia’s recovery following the Covid-19 crisis, as the Project will facilitate outsourcing of road maintenance contract to the private sector. It will also introduce on-site training opportunities for a number of young people.

Given that this is an A category project, the Bank has engaged consultants which have critically reviewed the ESIA disclosure packages against the EBRD requirements for ESIA.

ESIA disclosure package

The following documents are available at Huddle platform and Plink:

  • ESIA (English, Macedonian)
  • Non-technical summary (English, Macedonian, Albanian)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (English, Macedonian, Albanian)
  • Environmental and Social Action Plan (English, Macedonian, Albanian)
  • Land Acquisition Framework (English, Macedonian, Albanian).

Download zip file of package in English

Download zip file of appendices part one in English

Download zip file of appendices part two in English

Download zip file of package in Macedonian

Download zip file of Appendices part one in Macedonian

Download zip file of Appendices part two in Macedonian

Download zip file of package in Albanian

Download ESIA Addendum in English

Download ESIA addendum in Albanian

Download ESIA addendum in Macedonian

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

Public Enterprise for State Roads (PESR) in Skopje
Environment Protection and Social Aspects Unit
Dame Gruev 14, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia


EBRD RO Skopje
Biljana Milosheska
Soravia Centre Skopje
7th floor, Filip II Makedonski no. 3, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia.
Tel: +389 2 3297 800

During the active consultation period, PESR has disclosed the ESIA package in Macedonian, Albanian and English language on the following websites:
English | Macedonian | Albanian


Environmental or social enquiries

Mr Jozhe Jovanovski
Manager of Environment Protection and Social Aspects Unit
Tel: + 389 (0)2 3118-044, ext. 305
Fax: + 389 (0)2 3220-535

General enquiries

Mrs Biljana Cvetkovikj, Manager of Unit for Human Resources and General Affairs
Tel: + 389 (0)2 3118-044 ext. 312
Fax: + 389 (0)2 3220-535
Address: Public Enterprise for State Roads
Dame Gruev 14, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia


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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