Environment

Construction of first wastewater treatment facility in Belgrade underway

Photo: Pixabay

Published

March 8, 2017

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

March 8, 2017

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

The City of Belgrade announced a call for a consulting company that will prepare the studies, design documentation and tender dossiers for the construction of the first wastewater treatment plant and sewage system to be located in Batajnica.

Estimated cost of the assignment is EUR 850.000, exclusive of VAT. The Public Utility Company Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage told BGEN that funds are provided from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) donation.

The expected outcome of the assignment is preparation of a Feasibility Study for wastewater collection and treatment in Batajnica, relevant studies and design documentation in compliance with Serbian legislation and tender dossiers. Batajnica, a Belgrade’s northern suburb has been classified as one of five independent sewage systems in Belgrade together with Veliko Selo, Ostružnica, Krnjača and Boleč–Vinča.

Belgrade City Manager Goran Vesić stated many times in the past that Belgrade has had 252 wastewater drains, 116 on the Sava River and 136 on the Danube. Belgrade is one of few Europe’s capitals that does not treat its wastewater, but dumps all sewage into its rivers.

The consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with preferably previous project experience related to wastewater collection and treatment project preparation funded by EU IPA, ISPA, or Cohesion fund or major IFIs (EBRD, EIB, World Bank, KfW or similar) in the past 10 years.

The announcement was published by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). It states that the project is aligned with the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, which refers to the protection of the environment, restoring and maintaining the quality of waters. As there is currently no wastewater treatment in Belgrade, the project will significantly contribute to the improvement of water quality of the Danube River.

The cost of construction is estimated at EUR 30 million. Since the project is still in preparation the funds have not yet been acquired, according to Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage Company.

The deadline to apply is March 29, 2017.

 

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

waste-export-eu-ban-truck

Waste is a resource: EU to impose stricter rules, ban plastic waste export

24 January 2023 - The EU is looking to ban the export of all waste intended for disposal, as well as plastic waste shipments to non-OECD countries

form-energy-iron-air-battery-first-factory

Iron-air batteries are 10 times as cheap as lithium, and will be produced from 2024

24 January 2023 - To replace lithium, alternatives are being developed around the world, such as iron-air batteries, whose commercial production will begin in the US in 2024

luzerath-village

Coal wins battle against climate action in tiny German village

20 January 2023 - The eviction of the village residents and the coal mine expansion are a result of the German government's compromise with RWE

dollar-usaid-investment-energy-project

USAID issues call for USD 20 million regional energy investment project

17 January 2023 - USAID's project aims to find investors for commercially and environmentally sustainable energy projects in the region