Construction of Physical Education Facilities in Primary Schools and Rehabilitation of Primary and Secondary Schools Phases 1 & 2

Construction of Physical Education Facilities in Primary Schools and Rehabilitation of Primary and Secondary Schools Phases 1 & 2

Project Description

This project concerns the construction of 70 physical education facilities and the rehabilitation of more than 60 primary and secondary schools throughout North Macedonia. Initiated in 2009 as part of a larger programme of the Ministry of Education and Science, the project aims to improve the performance of students in school subjects, strengthen their health condition, increase enrolment rates and foster inclusive socio-economic development by offering a better learning environment, including physical education.

The project benefited from three WBIF investment grants from the WBIF Bilateral Donors and loans from the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).

The WBIF grant support has enabled the refurbishment of sixteen primary and secondary schools and will rehabilitate and equip eighty physical education facilities. The interventions vary from roof, windows, and floor replacement to the reconstruction of sanitary facilities, removal of roof asbestos, and general repairs of the heating and electrical systems.

First Phase of a Major WBIF School Rehabilitation Programme Now Complete

Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB6-MKD-SOC-02 € 999,304
CEB Loan € 12,500,000
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 2,322,073
WBIF Grant WB6-MKD-SOC-03 € 1,984,836
WBIF Grant WB-IG05-MKD-SOC-01 € 3,131,633
CEB Loan € 30,000,000
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 15,000,000
Total € 65,937,846
Total Grants € 6,115,773
Total Loans € 42,500,000

Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners