Wastewater management Republika Srpska
The project continues SECO's engagement in the waste water sector in BiH and responds to the challenges of the sector in the Republika Srpska (RS) like enforcement of legal framework, water pollution, coordination between public bodies and skills of the professional staff to manage, operate and maintain the wastewater systems.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Urban infrastructure and utilities
- KfW banking group
While political context stays difficult and external debt level in BiH has increased since the outbreak of the global financial crisis the Republika Srpska has formally manifested its commitment to reform the waste water sector and improve waste water treatment. The project aims to support this endeavour on the RS entity level with skills development measures and policy dialogue and at municipal level with corporate development measures and targeted investment. SECO and KfW can build on solid experience in policy dialogue, skills and corporate development and sustainable investment measures in BiH and in the Balkan Region.
To contribute to the protection of the environment, specifically the river Sava in Gradiska and downstream, and to the improvement of the hygienic situation of the population in Gradiska.
The project strengthens wastewater management and establishes the collection and treatment of municipal wastewater of the municipality of Gradiska in an environmentally sound and hygienic manner at affordable costs. Furthermore, the public utility shall run in an economically sustainable way within a functioning and adequate institutional and regulatory framework. The project serves as a best practice example for other utilities and municipalities to illustrate reliable and sustainable waste water treatment services.
To foster the policy dialogue in the waste water sector on entity and municipal level
Aquasan to be recognized center of competence for water protection and utility management
Public utility to run in an economically sustainable way
Municipal wastewater to be collected and treated in an environmentally sound and hygienic manner
BiH national water association Aquasan is trained and skills developed
Development of curriculum for O&M for WWTPs
WWT team trained and in place
Rehabilitation and extension of sewerage network
The waste water treatment plant is constructed and is put in operation
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 4’945’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 17’595’000|
|Project phases||Phase 1 01.04.2019 - 31.12.2024 (Current phase)|