Gostivar Water Supply Project

Project completed

The project will improve the water supply system of the City of Gostivar and 8 neighboring villages (in total 61’000 people) and strengthen the strategic planning skills of the municipal public utilities.

Country/region Period Budget
01.11.2012 - 31.12.2017
CHF 2'314'000
Background The Municipality of Gostivar is situated in the western part of Macedonia. The only water source for Gostivar is spring water, which is of mainly good quality. However, the high water turbidity requires a treatment. The Macedonian Government has built a new Drinking Water Treatment Plant out of its own funds. SECO intends to fund two additional components: a new storage reservoir of 2’000 m3 for treated water, to ensure 24 hours uninterrupted water supply and a Drinking Water Master Plan for Gostivar that will identify the measures needed to reduce the high water pressure in the network and the related water losses.
Objectives The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality of the water supply in the city of Gostivar and the surrounding villages and the use of the water resources in general.
Medium-term outcomes The quality of the water supply of Gostivar and the surrounding villages is improved and the conditions for an efficient use of the water resources are created. The conditions for the planned improvement of the water drinking water system of Gostivar are established The project contributes to balance the regional disparity of the SECO portfolio in Macedonia (so far concentrated in the eastern part of the country).

Expected results:   The Construction of cross connection pipes downstream of the Drinking Water Treatment PlantThe Construction of a reservoir of 2’000 m3 near the Drinking Water Treatment PlantThe Implementation of a water monitoring system (bulk metering)The protection of Sprin waterThe elaboration of a Drinking Water Master planThe undertaking of urgency measures to reduce water losses in the system

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
Project partners Contract partner
  • Municipalities, Public Utilities

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'314'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   2'314'000
Project phases

Phase 1 01.11.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)