Tuzla and Zenica floods rehabilitation and Disaster Risk Reduction measures

The project, which SECO co-finances with the German Bank for Development (KfW), contributes to ensuring reliable and affordable water supply in the municipalities of Tuzla and Zenica in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This component (budget increase) focuses on additional measures for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Land/Region Periode Budget
Bosnien und Herzegowina
01.01.2015 - 30.05.2021
CHF 3'000'000

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, reliable and safe urban water supply is not ensured for the whole population, notably because of old and undersized infrastructure. Besides, municipal utilities in charge of water supply often lack the capacities and financial means to operate and maintain existing infrastructure, not to mention to invest in extending the services. With a budget increase, additional measures to reduce the flood risk were introduced.


Overall, the project aims at securing water supply to the populations of Zenica and Tuzla by rehabilitating and extending the respective water supply systems, and ensuring the sustainability of the investment by providing the water utilities with the capacities to technically and financially operating the water network. Financial sustainability is also secured through a progressive adjustment of water tariffs towards cost-coverage thresholds.

The expected impact of the project is to improve the living conditions of the population in Tuzla and Zenica.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

To establish a reliable and hygienic water supply for the population in Tuzla and Zenica at a cost covering and socially acceptable price. Additionally to reduce the risks of floods.


Erwartete Resultate:  

Improved water supply in Tuzla, Zenica.

Improved wastewater system in Zenica.

Strengthened capacities and efficient operation of the public utility companies in the two municipalities.

Improved flood management in Tuzla, Zenica.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt SECO
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • KfW Bankengruppe

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   3'000'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   0 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF   25'242'500
Projektphasen Phase 2 01.01.2015 - 30.05.2021   (Laufende Phase) Phase 1 04.12.2010 - 30.09.2021   (Laufende Phase)