Belgrade Highway and Bypass Project

Location:

Serbia

Project number:

36651

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

A

Approval date:

09 Oct 2007

Status:

Repaying

PSD disclosed:

11 Aug 2006

Project Description

The proposed project is for the urgent rehabilitation of the Gazela Bridge and approach roads, which is the main bridge in the City of Belgrade and forms an integral part of Trans European Corridor X, and construction of the remaining sections of the Belgrade bypass, which is required to alleviate traffic congestion in the City.

Transition Impact

The proposed project will contribute to the transition process by:

  • Ensuring the privatisation of the road maintenance companies;
     
  • Supporting the development of a corporate plan to provide a medium term business strategy and organisational development programme;
     
  • Ensuring the implementation of some of the key provisions of the new Roads Act;
     
  • General support and assistance to the Managing Director of the Public Enterprise Serbian Roads on matters including administration, management and organisation of the road network.

The Client

Public Enterprise Serbian Roads, a separate legal entity responsible for the construction, maintenance and management of roads in the Republic of Serbia.

EBRD Finance

The EBRD will provide a sovereign guaranteed loan of EUR 80 million. Parallel financing is being provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in an amount of EUR 80 million and co-financing from the City of Belgrade in an amount of EUR 7.5 million. Serbian Roads will contribute EUR 112 million. Technical co-operation funds are also being provided (see below).

Project Cost

EUR 290.4 million.

Environmental Impact

The project was screened “A/1, requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA.).

A copy of the Executive Summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) prepared for the above project by PE "Roads of Serbia" and its advisors is available via the EIA link below.

There is an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment available for this project.

Technical Cooperation

  • Grant finding from the European Agency for Reconstruction (‘EAR’) in an amount of EUR 4.1 million has been secured to assist with the tendering and undertake the engineering supervision for the Gazela bridge and the approach roads
     
  • Grant finding from the European Agency for Reconstruction (‘EAR’) in an amount of EUR 2.0 million to assist with the re-location of the Roma community located under the Gazela bridge has been secured
     
  • Grant funding from the Department for International Development (‘DFID’) in an amount of EUR 30,000 to provide a full and participatory needs assessment of the Roma community has been secured
     
  • Grant funding in an amount of EUR 5.0 million for the supervision of the Belgrade bypass will be sought, with EAR being the most likely source of financing
 

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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General enquiries

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Public Information Policy (PIP)

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Text of the PIP

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

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