Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Shkodra/Skadar Lake Area, Villages of Shiroka and Zogaj: Water Supply and Sewage Systems and Improvement of Waste Management

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB17-ALB-ENV-02 € 400,000
National Contribution Own Contribution € 130,000
EBRD Loan € 7,500,000
EU IPA External Grant € 7,500,000
Total € 15,530,000
Total Grants € 400,000
Total Loans € 7,500,000

Project Description

This investment project concerns the rehabilitation of water supply and sewage systems as well as waste management improvements in the villages of Shiroka and Zogaj on the western shore of Shkodra/Skadar Lake, part of Buna River – Shkodra/Skadar Lake National Park, a Ramsar transboundary conservation site.

The project is part of a larger integrated sustainable development initiative for the western shore of the Lake Shkodra aimed at the revitalisation of the local economy and valorisation of the natural and cultural heritage through restoration and enhancement of environmental assets.

The WBIF provides technical assistance for the preparation of the feasibility and environmental assessment studies for water and waste management investments.

Results and Benefits

  • 16.5 km water supply network rehabilitated/constructed
  • 1,150 new connections to continuous water supply and 150 m3/day drinking water produced
  • 16.5 km of sewerage network installed
  • 18 containers for separate waste collection
  • Continuous water supply for 1,000 households in the villages
  • 450 households benefiting from improved sanitation services
  • Waste collection and transport to the present landfill including at source segregation, treatment and recycling
  • Improved surface and groundwater quality in the area and reduction of the anthropogenic impact on the Ramsar transboundary conservation site
  • Compliance with EU Water and Environment Directives and international best practices in the filed
  • Countries: Albania
  • Code: PRJ-ALB-ENV-013
  • Sector: Environment
  • Monitor IFI: EBRD
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary: Albanian Development Fund
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