Serbia Route 7 Highway

Location:

Serbia

Project number:

50086

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Public

ESIA disclosed:

08 Aug 2018

Status:

Concept Reviewed

Target board date:

27 Nov 2019

Project description

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “EBRD” or the “Bank”) is considering providing finance to the Government of Serbia in support of a new 40 km section of motorway from Kosovo  (administrative crossing Merdare) to Nis via Prokuplje bypass. The project forms part of a wider axis (Route 7) that links Bulgaria with Adriatic Sea via Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.

This route is part of the South East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO) core network, a priority highway according to strategic documentation of Republic of Serbia and recently adopted by the European Commission as priority project.

The construction of a new highway between Nis and Pristina through the administrative crossing point Merdare is expected to reduce significantly travel times, increase level of service and road safety and enhance regional transport activities, both passenger and freight. The project will be implemented by the publicly owned company Koridori Srbije Društvo sa Ograničenom Odgovornošću (KSDOO).

ESIA disclosure package

The ESIA documentation has been prepared under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) which is a joint initiative of the EU, International Financial institutions, bilateral donors and the governments of the Western Balkans which supports socio-economic development and EU accession across the Western Balkans through the provision of finance and technical assistance for strategic investments, particularly in infrastructure, energy efficiency and private sector development:

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

KSDOO Headquarters
Kralja Petra 21,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

And

EBRD Belgrade Resident Office
Blue Centre
Spanskih boraca 3, 6th Floor
11070 Belgrade, Serbia

During the active consultation period, the Client has disclosed the ESIA package on the KSDOO official website

The ESIA will also be made available:

Enquiries

Environmental and social enquiries

Mr. Igor Radović, KSDOO
i.radovic@koridorisrbije.rs
+381 11 3344 174

 

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