Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF), IPF 7, Infrastructures: Energy, Environment, Transport and Social

Systema is partnering with other International Consulting firms in a consortium led by Hill International for IPF 7 Technical Assistance, an EIB project. The project started in April 2018 and its duration is 4 years. The project team is already implementing 20 projects, a particularly large number for such a short time (less than one year) of project implementation.

The selected investment projects are supported through the Infrastructure Projects Facility – Technical Assistance Window (IPF TA) contracts. The primary objective of the IPF TA is to contribute to the preparation of bankable projects. However, the IPF TA needs to continue supporting the internalisation of project preparation techniques by local counterparts as well as the upgrading of beneficiaries’ management skills to prepare them for future utilisation of EU structural funds.

Some of the projects implemented currently by IPF 7 Technical Assistance are:

  • Matesevo-Andrijevica Preliminary Road Design and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study in Montenegro (WB17-MNE-TRA-02)
  • WATSAN (Water and Sanitation) programme in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Extended TA Support for Implementation and Management (WB17-BIH-ENV-01)
  • Skopje Waste Water Treatment Plant, project implementation consultant (WB19-MKD-ENV-01)
  • OEM Corridor C X Tabanovce Gevgelija line modernisation (ETCS and signaling) (WB15-MKD-TRA-02)
  • Pre-feasibility Study for Railway Line Skopje-Kicevo as Central Part of Rail Corridor VIII (WB15-MKD-TRA-03)
  • Durres Port, Reconstruction of Quays 1 & 2: Pre-feasibility Study, Feasibility Study, ESIA, Review and Update of Detailed Design and Tender Documentation (WB17-ALB-TRA-01)
  • Orient/East-Med Corridor, Road R4, Construction of Bar – Boljare Highway: Feasibility Study & Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) (WB18-MNE-TRA-02)

In 2009, the European Union created the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF), by pooling resources with International Financial institutions, bilateral donors and along with the six Western Balkans Governments. The WBIF is a regional tool, which purpose is to support socio-economic development and EU accession across the Western Balkans through the provision of finance and technical assistance for strategic investments, particularly in infrastructure, energy efficiency, private sector development and as of 2018 digital infrastructure.

 

Client: EC, EG Enlargement / EU IPA Multi-Beneficiary Programme and EWBJF | Year: 2018