The WBIF focuses on the preparation and implementation of projects along the extension of the TEN-T Core Network Corridors in the Western Balkans, by capitalising on an EU allocation of €1 billion in grants to improve connectivity amongst the Western Balkans states as well as between the latter and the EU.
The WBIF also liaises with the Transport Community Secretariat to progress with the implementation of connectivity reform measures, which would complement and ensure efficient use of investments in infrastructure.
The Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans sets out a substantial transport investment package for regional interconnections. The road projects supported by WBIF follow the priorities of the Plan:
Number of projects: 24
Estimated project value: € 6,865,476,148
Grant value: € 522,857,083
Loans signed: € 2,484,766,417