Central Bosnia and Herzegovina suffers from water shortages and poor water quality. The Plava Voda initiative is a Danube and the Black Sea Task Force (DABLAS) priority project within the Priority Environmental Programme for South Eastern Europe (PEIP). The project will provide secure, sufficient and sustainable water to five municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Travnik, Novi Travnik, Vitez, Busovaca and Zenica. The water source is the Plava Voda spring at Travnik. A new supply pipe (22 km) running along the Lasva river will deliver water by distributor mains to participating municipalities.
The project will serve the needs of over 150,000 inhabitants in the five municipalities over the long term by providing them with water which complies with the EU Drinking Water Directive at better costs. The new water supplies from Plava Voda will also contribute to reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases currently prevalent in the participating municipalities.
The WBIF has contributed two grants to the preparation of the feasibility study, detailed designs as well as of the leakage studies. The technical assistance was provided by the Infrastructure Project Facility 1. The project is currently ongoing.
|Beneficiary Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 4,400,000|
|SIDA||External Grant||Grant||€ 2,500,000|
|EBRD SSF||External Grant||ESIA update||€ 30,000|
|Germany||External Grant||Procurement support||€ 70,000|
|Total Grants||€ 900,000|
|Total Loans||€ 22,000,000|