Gevgelija Wastewater Treatment Plant

Proyecto terminado

As agreed between Switzerland and Greece during the set-up of the Swiss Enlargement Contribution, the two countries will implement projects, which are not located in Greece but in some kind favorable for Greece. Switzerland and Greece together with Macedonia identified the here proposed project for wastewater treatment in Gevgeljia, a town located at the Greek border.

Región/País Período Presupuesto
01.06.2010 - 31.12.2019
CHF 10'440'000

Switzerland is supporting the water sector in Macedonia (MK) since 1994. As follow-up of the discussion with Greece on the Enlargement Contribution, Switzerland identified projects in the neighbourhood of Greece (GR) that could be beneficiary for Greece too. One of the proposed projects was the construction of a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Gevgelija. With this project Switzerland confirms its status as the major donor in Macedonia in the area of (waste)water treatment and management.


The Gevgelija Wastewater Treatment Project aims at supporting a sustainable development of the Municipality of Gevgelija and at the improvement of the water quality in the river Vardar, which will enable safe irrigation downstream of the border with Greece, through the con-struction of a wastewater collector and a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Up to today, no wastewater treatment whatsoever is being done in Gevgeljia. The project will also foster trans-boundary cooperation between Macedonia and Greece and will assist Macedonia in fulfilling the requirements of the EU water related directives and international treaties.

Efectos a medio plazo

The project will contribute to the sustainable development of the municipality of Gevgelija and to the improvement of its socio-economic conditions.

The cross-border cooperation and trust between the municipality of Gevgelija and the neighboring municipality in Greece is enhanced.

The attractiveness of the region for tourism is increased.

The public utility of Gevgelija has increased its capacity and know-how to sustainably maintain the operation of the Waste Water Treatment Plant

The water quality of the River Vardar downstream of Gevgelija and on the border with Greece and the river quality downstream of Gevgelija is safe to use for irrigation


Resultados previstos:  

1)Construction of the WWTP with a total capacity of 32?000 p.e. including inlet pumping station, preliminary treatment, biological treatment, sludge treatment, administration and power building and formula-tion work.

2)Institutional Development

Utility staff training in management (e.g. financial, management, human resource management, public relations, customer relations management)

Utility staff training in technical and administrative skills where needed (e.g. operation and maintenance of WWTP, sludge treatment)

Utility staff training in organisational and administrative processes in order to maintain high collection rates and service level (e.g. Information and Communication Technology ICT, reorganisation) .

Utility and municipality staff training in procurement processes

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable SECO
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
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Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF   10'440'000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF   0 Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF   10'440'000
Fases del proyecto

Fase 1 01.06.2010 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)