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EIB provides 1.5 mln euro grant for Pristina heating system project

EIB provides 1.5 mln euro grant for Pristina heating system project European Investment Bank

PRISTINA (Kosovo), June 20 (SeeNews) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it has provided a 1.5 million euro ($1.58 million) technical assistance grant to Kosovo to back a project for the expansion of the district heating system in the capital Pristina.

The grant will support the development of a decarbonisation plan for the heating system in Pristina, the preparation of environmental and social impact assessments and the implementation of the district heating expansion project, the EIB said in a press release on Friday.

The project will help reduce air pollution and improve living conditions for some 210,000 people.

The EIB is providing the funds under its new EIB Global branch, as part of the bank’s and the European Union’s response to strengthen key infrastructure that improves people’s lives, the press release reads.

Since the start of the pandemic, the EIB has provided 70 million euro for Kosovo to help speed up the recovery of small businesses and the construction of wastewater treatment plans in Gjilan and Mitrovica.

($ = 0.9494 euro)

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