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Belgrade Water (EBRD-46465)

  • Serbia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 10, 2014
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Disclosed by Bank Sep 25, 2014

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS PSD: SERBIAN erbian PROJECT DESCRIPTION The EBRD is considering providing a senior loan of up to EUR 13 million to the Public Utility Company Belgrade Water and Sewerage (the "Company"). The loan proceeds will be used to finance the Company's priority investments in water supply, including construction of a dual pipeline that will feed raw water from the Sava River to the Makis Water Treatment Plant, cleaning of a settling tank where the dual pipeline will be placed, and construction of a 4.8km long pipeline that will transfer water from the Makis catchment area to Banovo Brdo Water Treatment Plant, as well as other priority investments. TRANSITION IMPACT The transition impact potential of the Project arises from: THE CLIENT Public Utility Company Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage is the sole company providing potable water in Serbia's capital. Its key responsibilities are water collection, treatment and distribution, as well as wastewater collection and discharge. EBRD FINANCE Up to EUR 13 million loan to the Public Utility Company Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage. PROJECT COST Up to EUR 13 million. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Categorised B. The Project will provide substantial environmental and health benefits for the city of Belgrade by strengthening the accessibility to high quality drinking water supply in accordance with relevant EU standards. TECHNICAL COOPERATION EBRD will mobilise funds from donors to support the following technical cooperation:
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