28 February 2017

EU support to implementation of wastewater investments and protection of environment

For several years now, the European Union provides significant investments to support improvements in the environmental sector. A good example for this support is the project „Preparation of studies (FS, EIA, CBA), design documentation and tender dossiers for wastewater collection and treatment investment projects in the municipalities of Strumica, Bitola and Tetovo“, which is now nearing its completion. The European Union allocated over Euro 3.2 million from the IPA budget for this project.

The goal of this project was to provide contribution to improvement of wastewater infrastructure and living conditions as well as protection of environment in the Municipalities of Bitola, Strumica and Tetovo.

In the course of the implementation of this EU project, Master Plans for the wastewater agglomerations of Bitola, Strumica and Tetovo, Feasibility Study for the wastewater investment project in Strumica, and design and tender documents for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Strumica were completed. Based on the completed project documentation, the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Strumica has commenced.

The preparation of feasibility studies for the wastewater investments in Bitola and Tetovo, preparation of outline designs and tender documents for the wastewater treatment plants in Bitola and Tetovo, of detailed designs and tender documents for the rehabilitation and extension of the sewerage networks in Bitola and Tetovo is well advanced and will be completed until the end of the project in March 2017.

Upon finalization, project documentation will be available for three modern Wastewater Treatment Plants with a total capacity of 260,000 P.E. and for 80 km of new sewer networks. More than 240,000 inhabitants in the Municipalities Strumica, Bitola and Tetovo will benefit from these the investments.  The implementation of the projects will contribute to a significant improvement of the river water quality and will have a positive impact on the regional economic development in the participating municipalities.

The project “Preparation of studies (FS, EIA, CBA), design documentation and tender dossiers for wastewater collection and treatment investment projects in the municipalities of Strumica, Bitola and Tetovo ” is implemented by NIRAS A/S and its consortium partners.

You can find more information about the project in this brochure.