KfW provides EUR 11 million for two regional landfills in Serbian cities


Photo: Contracts were signed by Kirk Mildner, Zorana Mihajlović and Arne Goos


December 30, 2019






December 30, 2019





The Serbian government and German development bank KfW have signed financing agreements of EUR 11 million for regional landfills in Kruševac and Vranje, according to the Serbian Ministry for Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure.

Serbian Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure Minister Zorana Mihajlović said that out of  EUR 11 million, EUR 10 million is a donation for the preparation of technical and design documentation for two regional landfills.

EUR 10 million is a donation for the preparation of the project’s technical and design documentation

Another EUR 22 million has been secured for the landfills in Kruševac and Vranje, making it a total of EUR 33 million available for project documentation and construction of regional solid waste landfills in Kruševac and Vranje, she said.

Total value of the projects implemented jointly by the ministry and the KfW is more than EUR 200 million

Mihajlović said that this is only a part of the ministry and KfW bank joint efforts. The construction of drinking water facilities and wastewater treatment plants worth more than EUR 200 million is underway, she added.

German Ambassador to Serbia Thomas Schieb said that Chapter 27, concerning environmental protection, is a demanding one, and that the projects for which contracts have been signed will make a shift when it comes to fulfilling the obligations it prescribes.

KfW is launching a new program for waste management sector in Serbia

So far, Germany has provided mostly advisory services in the field of waste management, and now concrete projects are underway, he added.

Kirk Mildner, the Head of Division Municipal Infrastructure and Transport Southeast Europe and Turkey at the KfW, said that the bank is launching a new program for waste management in Serbia. There is a great need for investments and compliance with EU rules in this area, he added.

The contracts were signed by Zorana Mihajlović, Kirk Mildner and Arne Goos, director of KfW’s office in Belgrade.

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