Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Mostar Water and Sewerage Systems

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB6-BIH-ENV-19 € 2,545,000
EIB Loan € 60,000,000
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 2,300,000
Other Sources Other Sources € 56,500,000
Total € 121,345,000
Total Grants € 2,545,000
Total Loans € 60,000,000

Project Description

Mostar is one of the largest cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, home to over 100,000 citizens. However, the city’s water and sewerage systems are not adequate. For instance, the existing sewerage system is only 50 km long and it covers only certain parts of the city, while the wastewater is drained directly into the Neretva and Radobolja rivers, seriously impacting the environment and endangering water quality downstream.

The WBIF (EU) grant provides support for the construction of 14 km long sewer collectors, on both Neretva river banks, and one lateral collector, 1.150 km long. The collectors are designed to intercept the existing river outfalls and convey the wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant, which was built in parallel under a separate contract. The left bank collector conveys wastewater, while the right bank collector conveys combined storm and wastewater and includes overflow chambers with stormwater outlets. The project is currently under construction. 

Results and Benefits

  • will contribute to the protection of the sensitive ecosystem of the Neretva river, including the swampy region near the Adriatic Sea and it will also contribute to the development of tourism
  • improvement of service providing, reduction of poverty, improvement of public health and increase in the employment rate
  • improvement of the quality of surface and subterranean waters/waterbody in the city and even more downstream from Mostar
  • 100,000 estimated number of beneficiaries 
  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Code: PRJ-BIH-ENV-009
  • Sector: Environment
  • Monitor IFI: EIB
  • Status: Implementation
  • Beneficiary: City of Mostar
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