Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Target board date:

14 Jul 1998



PSD disclosed:

02 Sep 1997


Project Description

The EBRD will finance US$ 53 million of a total investment cost of US$ 98 million to fund the rehabilitation of the 80 hectare Jakusevac solid waste landfill site in Zagreb, Croatia.

The project aims to improve one of the largest uncontrolled landfills in Europe, which has been in use for over 30 years. It involves construction of new waste disposal facilities for an additional 2.5 million tonnes of waste and aims to improve waste management practices in the City of Zagreb.

Transition Impact

The project is expected to lead to decentralisation of waste management services, to increase efficiency and compliance in the waste management sector, to promote good and sustainable environmental practice and to encourage reform in the operation and funding of municipal services.

The Client

The client is ZGOS, a municipally owned waste management company. It was created in 1998 as part of Zagreb's strategy to establish environmentally sustainable recycling and waste treatment systems. One of ZGOS's main objectives is to improve to EU environmental standards the entire Jakusevac landfill site in Zagreb.

EBRD Finance

DM 95.5 million of the total investment cost of DM 168 million. Co-financed by an international loan syndicate.

Project Cost

DM 168 million for the full rehabilitation of the 80 hectares.

Environmental Impact

The project will have a positive impact on the environment. Rehabilitation of the landfill will bring the site in line with EU environmental standards. The programme will protect groundwater and will remove the risk to existing and future drinking water supplies.

Technical Cooperation

DM 3,603,000


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