The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it had signed a European Union grant of 2.1 million euros with Bosnia and Herzegovina, intended to finance the construction of sanitation systems and drinking water in the towns of Jajce and Zvornik.
The objective of the project is to protect people and the environment from water pollution and to provide water to 93,000 people by increasing the capacity of water wells and reducing water loss, a declared the EIB in a Press release April 20
The Bosnian government has said that 1.5 million euros of the EU grant will be allocated to Jajce and 595,000 euros to Zvornik.
The proceeds for Jajce will be used for construction and investments in the water supply system on the right bank of the Vrbas river, as well as to reduce water losses in the existing water supply system in Resnik. .
The project also provides for the construction of seven small wastewater treatment plants in Jajce.
The Zvornik part of the project involves the construction of a sewage treatment plant and a water supply system in the municipality.
“One of the EIB’s priorities is to improve access to drinking water and sanitation services for the inhabitants of the Western Balkans and to help the region move towards more sustainable environmental solutions,” said said Lilyana Pavlova, EIB Vice-President responsible for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“This investment will increase preparedness for emergencies and natural disasters by providing safer sanitation conditions and reducing water pollution in Jajce, Zvornik and surrounding municipalities. The grant agreements we are signing today will complete the financing of two EIB loans already signed in the water and sanitation sector, which are already benefiting several municipalities. “