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:
- Environmental and Impact Assessment (EIA): English | Serbian
- Social Impact Assessment (SIA): English | Serbian
- Non-Technical Summary (NTS): English | Serbian
- Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP): English | Serbian
- Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF): English | Serbian
- Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP): English
Full ESIA availability
Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
Kralja Petra 21,
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
EBRD Belgrade Resident Office
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:
Environmental and social enquiries
Mr. Igor Radović, KSDOO
+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