The Sava River valley as well as other areas along the Sava tributaries - Drina, Una, Ukrina, Bosna and Vrbas - are all prone to flooding. Bosnia and Herzegovina has repeatedly suffered serious damage from floods, particularly during 2010 and 2014, mainly due to inadequate flood protection warning and prevention systems and facilities. In order to improve such systems and facilities, the authorities have sought financial support from the European Union, other relevant donors, as well as financing institutions, since 2010.
The WBIF has contributed a €7.3 million EU grant in order to support the local authorities efforts to prepare and implement urgent as well as medium- to long-term flood protection measures and facilities. Such investments will include:
The WBIF technical assistance support has included: feasibility studies, detail designs, tender documents, assistance with tendering and project management/supervision, as well as the preparation of flood hazard and flood risk maps for the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project preparation support started in 2011 and focused on the entity of Republika Srpska. It has been implemented by the Project Preparation Facility 2 and continued by the Project Facility 4. The mapping component is implemented by the Project Preparation Facility 5.
Flood risk management in Republika Srpska. (c) IPF4
|IBRD/IDA, GEF/UNDP, IPA 2014, IPA 2014 (Serbia & BiH)||Other Sources||€ 16,286,084|
|Beneficiary Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 4,046,123|
|Total Grants||€ 9,915,000|
|Total Loans||€ 74,000,000|