Regional Solid Waste Project (EBRD-52828)

  • North Macedonia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Polog and Pelagonija & Southwest region, Vardar and the Southeast region
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Jun 9, 2022
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Government of North Macedonia
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 55.44 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 55
Converted using 2022-08-19 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 68.54 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 68
Converted using 2022-08-19 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 19, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Apr 6, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the bank website, the project consists of a loan of up to EUR 55 million to the Republic of North Macedonia for establishing and developing a regional waste management systems in five administrative regions in the country. The Loan will be provided in two tranches:

Tranche 1 in the amount of up to EUR 47.5 million, to be committed at loan signing, will finance investments in the Polog and Pelagonija & Southwest Regions. It will involve (i) construction/reconstruction of the regional integrated waste management systems and transfer stations, and (ii) waste storage systems and bulky waste collection and closure of the Novaci dumpsite.

Tranche 2 in the amount of up to EUR 7.5 million (uncommitted) will finance (i) the solid waste landfill and transfer stations in the Vardar and the Southeast ("VSE") region. Tranche 2 will be committed at the sole discretion of the EBRD upon completion of a Feasibility Study for the respective region under the proposed tranche.

The Project supports essential modernization of Solid Waste ("SW") infrastructure in each of the five Project regions covering (i) reconstruction/construction of selected regional, sanitary landfills and (ii) procurement of bins and containers for recyclables and residual waste, transport vehicles and equipment.



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