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EIB signs 2.1 mln euro EU grant with Bosnia to improve water infrastructure in Jajce, Zvornik

EIB signs 2.1 mln euro EU grant with Bosnia to improve water infrastructure in Jajce, Zvornik Source: European Union External Action

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), April 21 (SeeNews) - The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it signed a 2.1 million euro ($2.5 million) European Union grant with Bosnia, to be used for the financing of the construction of wastewater and drinking water systems in the towns of Jajce and Zvornik.

The project's goal is to protect the people and environment from water pollution and to provide water supply for some 93,000 people by increasing the capacity of water wells and reducing water losses, the EIB said in a press release on Tuesday.

Bosnia's state-level government said that 1.5 million euro of the EU grant will be allocated to Jajce, and 595,000 euro to Zvornik.

The proceeds intended for Jajce will be used for construction and investments in the water supply system on the right bank of the river Vrbas, as well as to reduce water losses in the existing Resnik water supply system. The project also envisages the construction of seven small wastewater treatment plants in Jajce.

The Zvornik part of the project envisages the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and a water supply system in the municipality.

Bosnia comprises two autonomous entities, the Federation and the Serb Republic. Jajce is located in the Federation, while Zvornik is situated in the Serb Republic.

($ = 0.83325 euro)

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