|Beneficiary Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 2,650,000|
|EU||External Grant||IPA 2007/19353||€ 4,800,000|
|EU||External Grant||IPA 2007/19353||€ 1,900,000|
|Total Grants||€ 350,000|
|Total Loans||€ 0|
The sewerage system of Kavaja is inadequate for the demand made by the population of the area serviced. The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has the capacity to meet the needs of 25,000, whereas it should serve 100,000 people.
The EU has provided grant support in excess of €7 million in order to cover design and procurement assistance as well investment costs (the latter only for the WWTP; the works for Golemi sewerage network are financed by the Albanian Government), through WBIF and IPA National.
Based on the detail design prepared by the Infrastructure Project Facility 2, the following investments have been defined and are now being implemented:
Upon successful implementation of the project, Kavaja and Golemi's residents and visitors will have beaches with clean bathing water and alleviated environmental hazards. This will help promote economic growth and tourism development. Other benefits include:
The project satisfies the requirements of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and the EU's Bathing Water Directive and therefore is an important environmental milestone in supporting Albania's EU Accession process.
The study work was completed in May 2011. Works started in earnest in 2015 and are ongoing.