Bereza Wastewater Subproject



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Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

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Approval date:

26 Nov 2019


Passed Concept Review, Pending Final Review

PSD disclosed:

24 Sep 2019

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The provision of a sovereign loan of up to € 2.615 million to the Republic of Belarus for the benefit of Bereza Housing and Communal Services (the "Company") to finance the rehabilitation and reconstruction of wastewater treatment infrastructure in Bereza (the "Project").

This is one out of seven subprojects under the Belarus Water Sector Framework, 3rd phase. Other subprojects are in Kletsk, Lyuban, Fanipol, Baranovichi, Zhlobin, Shklov.

Project Objectives

The Project aims to enhance wastewater treatment quality to ensure compliance with the national and EU/HELCOM standards/recommendations for effluent quality treatment and reduction of air, soil, water pollution.
The Project will facilitate the advancement of water and wastewater sector reform and improvement of the Company's operational and financial performance and capacity.

Transition Impact


The Transition Impact under Green and Well-governed Transition Qualities stems from the strong environmental benefits of the Project and the strengthening of the Company's financial and operational performance through Technical Cooperation.

Client Information


EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 2,615,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 2,615,000.00

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (2014 ESP). The project is expected to bring effluent quality treatment in the proposed city to meet national and EU standards. Sub-project will involve the rehabilitation and modernisation of the existing wastewater treatment facilities and no capacity increase above 150,000 P.E.. Key E&S impacts to consider include: construction-related noise, dust, vibration, management of industrial discharges, waste management, in particular sludge management and disposal, hazardous materials management, worker and community health and safety, odour, labour and contractor management and tariff affordability. All works are expected to take place at the existing premises, and no new land acquisition and resettlement or impacts to cultural heritage are expected.

ESDD is currently ongoing by an independent consultant as part of the Feasibility Study and includes an assessment of potential E&S impacts and benefits, and an E&S audit of the management systems, operations and facilities of the municipal Company to help structure their respective priority investment programme to meet the EBRD PRs. The issue of industrial discharges and their adequate pre-treatment will be reviewed in the context of the facilities discharging into the sensitive catchment area. The initial results of the ESDD confirm that the E&S impacts of the project will be localized, temporary (confined to construction phase), and manageable through adopting appropriate mitigation measures. An Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP), a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and a non-technical summary (NTS) will be prepared for the project.

This PSD will be updated upon completion of the due diligence.

Technical Cooperation


  • Technical, financial, environmental and social due diligence funded by the Bank's Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility.


  • Project Implementation Support and Construction Supervision will support the Company in all aspects of project implementation, including preparation of conceptual design, technical specifications, tender documentation, tender evaluation and contract finalisation, construction supervision, reporting to the Bank.
  • Corporate Development Programme will provide assistance to (i) the Government with advancement of sector reform, (ii) the Company with enhancement of its operational and financial performance and capacity.
  • Other types of Technical Cooperation to be considered during project implementation (e.g. industrial discharges study).

Company Contact Information

Vladimir Levkovich
Anatoly Olshevskogo street, 27A Bereza Brest Oblast 225209 Belarus

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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