|Beneficiary Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 5,200,000|
|Total Grants||€ 9,902,668|
|Total Loans||€ 35,000,000|
This project concerns the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant for Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, ancillary sewage collectors and primary and secondary network, as well as a sludge incineration plant.
The new investments will ensure adequate collection and treatment of the wastewater generated by the city, which is now serviced by a 1970s plant, well under the capacity and level of treatment required by the current demand. Consequently, about 50% of the effluent is discharged directly into the Moraca River and then, further on, into the Skadar Lake - a Ramsar wetland area of international importance, jointly managed by Montenegro and Albania. Apart from mitigating the negative impact of untreated wastewater on biodiversity, the new investment will reduce the health hazards generated by the untreated effluent permeating surface and underground waters in the two countries.
The project is envisaged to be implemented in three stages:
It benefits from a € 10,1 million WBIF grant to cover both construction costs and supervision services. This grant was mobilised through Bilateral Donors' contributions.
In addition to the WBIF grant support, the project has benefited from project preparation technical assistance provided by the German Government.