Fostering and Leveraging Opportunities for Water Security (WB-P169150)

  • Kosovo
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Morava e Binces basin
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 18, 2020
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Republic of Kosovo
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 51.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 17, 2019

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Project Description

According to the Bank, this project provides financing to the government of the Republic of Kosovo to ensure better management of domestic water resources. The funding will be used for investment preparation as well as the construction of water storage and distribution mechanisms. 

All physical investments in water storage and distribution mechanisms will be in the Morava e Binces basin area.

The Bank identifies watershed protection, erosion control, protection of water quality from industrial and domestic effluents, degradation of ecosystem services and ensuring water security as the key environmental management challenges. Ensuring dam safety and environmental flows are also relevant. 


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank: Pieter Waalewijn, Trandelina Baraku - Sr Water Resources Mgmt. Spec.

Republic of Kosovo: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Fatmir Matoshi (Minister)


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