Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

WATSAN Programme in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant MW-BIH-ENV-EIB-01 € 3,000,000
WBIF Grant TA3-BIH-ENV-02 € 1,250,000
WBIF Grant WB9-BIH-ENV-03 € 1,256,250
EIB Loan € 55,909,665
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 6,552,314
WBIF Grant WB17-BIH-ENV-01 € 1,008,057
PPF External Grant € 1,700,000
SIDA External Grant € 3,262,087
EU IPA 2009 External Grant € 9,690,015
Other Sources Other Sources € 28,437,913
WBIF Grant WB-IG04-BIH-ENV-04 € 1,530,000
EIB Loan € 4,090,335
EU IPA 2009 External Grant € 1,309,985
WBIF Grant WB17-BIH-ENV-01 € 298,443
Municipality of Jaice Own Contribution € 2,047,686
Total € 121,342,750
Total Grants € 8,342,750
Total Loans € 60,000,000

Project Description

This project was launched in 2008 with the purpose to assist small and medium municipalities develop sustainable water and sanitation services, in accordance with the EU accession conditions. The benefits from the project include protecting public health and the environment from water pollution, maintaining a balanced development of water supply and sanitation as well as safeguarding the financial and operational viability of the water companies. 

The WBIF has co-financed water and wastewater schemes and provided technical, financial and management support, alongside grants from the EU National IPA and Sida. Renewed assistance (€1.3 million) was granted in 2017 by the WBIF for the preparation of technical documentation and tender dossiers. 

Unfortunately, no significant result regarding impacts on the environment has been achieved as no WWTP has yet been built. 


Water and Sanitation in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

European Union allocates additional grants to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project Water and Sanitation in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (WATSAN FBIH)

Results and Benefits

  • 18,665 new customers to be connected to the WSS
  • 27,064 new customers to be connected to the WWS
  • 135 km of new water supply pipelines built
  • 129 km of new sewerage network pipelines built 
  • total number of beneficiaries: 500,000 
  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Code: PRJ-BIH-ENV-003
  • Sector: Environment
  • Lead IFI: EIB, EIB
  • Status: Implementation
  • Beneficiary: Federal Ministry of Agriculture Water Managemen...
Project financing split

Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners