Brcko Bypass

Location:

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project number:

42473

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Target board date:

25 Oct 2011

Status:

Signed

PSD disclosed:

22 Jun 2011

Project Description

The EBRD is considering providing a loan of up to €28.5 million for the construction of a two lane 18.7 km single carriageway bypass around the Brcko town.

The objective of the proposed Project, when approved by the EBRD’s Board of Directors, is to alleviate traffic congestion in Brcko as well as improve access to the Brcko port and the other industries located on the outskirts of the town.

Transition Impact

The broad transitional themes are the transformation of the road department into a separate road agency of the Brcko District and the establishment of a stable source of funds from the fuel levy for this new company.

The Client

The Client for this project is the Brcko District Division for Roads and Public Spaces, which is a part of the Public Works Department, who will also act as the Implementing Agency.

EBRD Finance

The EBRD is considering providing a sovereign loan of €28.5 million.

Project Cost

The total project cost is €45 million, with EBRD providing loan of €28.5 million, the Brcko District a contribution of €16 million and a €0.5 million grant under the EU-IPA programme.

Environmental Impact

The project has been categorised B in accordance with the EBRD's 2008 Environmental and Social Policy as the environmental and social impacts associated with the construction of the new by-pass road can readily be assessed and mitigated as part of environmental and social due diligence.
Due diligence is underway and is to include a review of the feasibility study EIA, contractor management requirements, the land acquisition needs of the project and other project documentation for compliance with the Banks Performance Requirements (PRs).

New and additional information on the project, particularly social impacts will be publicly disclosed in an updated Non-Technical Summary document.
Brcko is a Special District outside the jurisdiction of the Federation of BiH and RS. The Local Administration has established a number of local laws particularly with respect to land acquisition that may be of relevance to the project that will be considered during due diligence. A Resettlement Action Plan will be developed for the project.

The proposed carriageway is expected to provide improvements to safety, accessibility and the local ecomony.

An Environmental and Social Action Plan will be prepared and agreed for the Project to address any environmental and social issues identified during the due diligence to achieve and maintain compliance with the Bank's PRs within a reasonable time-frame. This PSD will be updated when the results of due diligence are known.

Technical Cooperation

At present, a €0.5 million grant for institutional support to the roads agency from the EU-IPA programme is anticipated for this Project.

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

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