Translated version of this PSD: Bosnian
The Project should contribute to environmental protection and improve the quality of services in the City of Prijedor.
The main transition impact rationale comes from implementation of cost-recovery tariffs and cost-effective business performance by the Company.
A. Framework for Markets: An arms-length service agreement between the City and the Company with the aim of setting service standards, efficiency indicators, automatic tariff adjustments and measures for bill collection will be prepared and signed.
B. Demonstration of new replicable activities: The project will target a reduction of energy costs, heat losses, switching to environmental friendly heating, and some other operational improvements expected as a result over time.
C. Improved standards for corporate governance: Financial disclosure and transparency backed by audited, IFRS accounts, covenanted improvement of transparency around funding of the Company with the overall target to improve the corporate governance standards.
The client is the Public Company Toplana AD Prijedor which is majority owned by the City of Prijedor.
€9.8 million, including TC grants.
Categorised B (ESP 2008). The independent environmental and social due diligence identified that the Project will result in significant environmental benefits. Such benefits include an improved air quality and reduction in CO2 emissions by approximately 80 per cent and will correspond to approximately 14,000 tonnes a year once the heavy fuel-oil is replaced by biomass. Other positive impacts include improved tariffs based on actual consumption; permanent and temporary employment opportunities during construction and operation of the biomass plant; training and capacity building for biomass boilers operators to be provided by the suppliers of equipment. Initial biomass availability study also identified that there are FSC certified biomass suppliers and other renewable energy sources produces (woodchip from sawmills; pellets, etc.).
There will be some temporary impacts during the construction related to renovation of building and public civil infrastructure that could be readily mitigate through an implementation of the HSE plan.
Ongoing operations of the Company are well managed and there is high level of environmental awareness. While some issues exist with regard to the waste management, lack of formal emergency preparedness plan, etc., which are triggered by lack of funds rather than unwillingness to implement required measures?
The draft ESAP contain actions aimed at developing corporate EHs structure, expand HSE training programme for employees; developing and implementing contractor management procedures; obtaining required environmental permits; developing waste management plan; implementing environmental monitoring programme; improving occupational health and safety procedures and arrangements; providing safe working condition to employees and contractors; improving safety signage; developing emergency preparedness plan; conducting EHS audit upon commissioning of the new plant; formalising employee and customers grievance mechanism and managing community impacts during the construction. The ESAP will need to be agreed by Final Review.
- Feasibility Study, € 249,976, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (sida);
- Procurement training and tender support, € 73,000, to be financed by an international donor;
- Project Implementation Support, including procurement, supervision and contract administration, € 400,000, to be financed by Sida.
- Preparation of a financial and operational performance improvement programme and public service contract, € 150,000, to be financed by Sida.
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