Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Construction of Physical Education Facilities in Primary Schools and Rehabilitation of Primary and Secondary Schools Phases 1 & 2

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB6-MKD-SOC-02 € 999,304
CEB Loan € 12,500,000
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 1,637,678
WBIF Grant WB6-MKD-SOC-03 € 1,984,836
WBIF Grant WB-IG05-MKD-SOC-01 € 3,000,000
CEB Loan € 30,000,000
Beneficiary Contribution Own Contribution € 15,000,000
Total € 65,121,818
Total Grants € 5,984,140
Total Loans € 42,500,000

Project Description

This project concerns the construction of 70 physical education facilities and the rehabilitation of more than 60 primary and secondary schools throughout North Macedonia. Initiated in 2009 as part of a larger programme of the Ministry of Education and Science, the project aims to improve the performance of students in school subjects, strengthen their health condition, increase enrolment rates and foster inclusive socio-economic development by offering a better learning environment, including physical education.

The project benefited from two WBIF investment grants which have been made available by WBIF Bilateral Donors’ contributions to the Framework, as well as from two loans totalling €42.5 million granted by the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB). The WBIF grant support has enabled the refurbishment of ten primary and six secondary schools.  The interventions vary from roof, windows, and floor replacement to the reconstruction of sanitary facilities,  removal of roof asbestos, and general repairs of the heating and electrical systems.


First Phase of a Major WBIF School Rehabilitation Programme Now Complete

Results and Benefits

  • Construction of 70 physical education facilities in primary and secondary schools;
  • Rehabilitation of more than 60 primary and secondary schools;
  • Operational savings, particularly in terms of energy and water use;
  • Enabling inclusive socio-economic development by providing equal access to adequate education infrastructure;
  • Rehabilitation of 10 primary and 6 secondary schools supported by WBIF grants;
  • New school equipment for 16 rehabilitated schools financed from WBIF grants;
  • More than 11,000 children and 700 teachers benefiting from modern education facilities through WBIF.
  • Countries: North Macedonia
  • Code: PRJ-MKD-SOC-003
  • Sector: Social
  • Monitor IFI: CEB, CEB
  • Status: Implementation
  • Beneficiary: Ministry of Education and Science
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