Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Pristina Regional Water Supply Project

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Project Financing

KFW Loan € 20,000,000
WBIF Grant TA-KOS-01 € 300,000
Own Contribution Own Contribution € 10,000,000
EU External Grant IPA Grant € 4,900,000
Total € 35,200,000
Total Grants € 300,000
Total Loans € 20,000,000

Project Description

This project has improved the living conditions of Pristina inhabitants and those of surrounding municipalities and protects natural water resources as well. It specifically targeted

  • Securing cost-efficient and continuous water supply;
  • Reducing the abstraction of raw water from Batlava and Badovc lakes to their natural capacity. 

In order to achieve these objectives, a new water source for Pristina had to be developed, focused on Gazivoda Lake. The water is abstracted from the Iber Channel, in the vicinity of Mihaliq, and then transported to a new water treatment plant in Shkabaj. After treatment, drinking water flows into two reservoirs in Pristina.

All construction works are completed; taking-over of works took place in March and May 2017, followed by a 12-months defect notification period.

The WBIF contributed, with an EU grant, to the preparation of the feasibility study. The new water supply systems also received a €4.9 million EU grant (IPA) to partially defray the construction costs. 

Pristina Water Treatment Plant. (c) EU Kosovo, 2017  

Results and Benefits

  • new water storage reservoirs
  • rehabilitation/replacement of water treatment equipment
  • replacement of pipes in the primary and secondary water network
  • improvements to water treatment facilities
  • installation and replacement of water meters.
  • Countries: Kosovo*
  • Code: PRJ-KOS-ENV-006
  • Sector: Environment
  • Lead IFI: KFW
  • Status: Completed
  • Beneficiary: Regional Water Company Prishtina
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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners