Project Preparation Facility (PPF)

Project completed

The Swiss Contribution to enlargement aims to finance a broad variety of projects. The PPF to Croatia provided the necessary financial and technical assistance to the Executing Agency Croatian Waters – Hrvatske vode – to elaborate high quality project documents for seven water supply and wastewater systems in municipalities of the region Gorski Kotar. Such preparatory works contained complex studies, the drawing of preliminary plans, the receipt of location permits, etc. Based on this information, Switzerland was able to commit funds to well-elaborated projects.

Country/region Period Budget
02.11.2015 - 28.04.2017
CHF  901’800

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background Switzerland supports Croatia in its efforts to improve the existing water supply infrastructure and to put in place the sanitary wastewater treatment systems. The complexity of such projects required substantial preparatory works. Through the financial support from the PPF, Croatian Waters could elaborate high quality project documents, which serve as basis for a successful realization of the projects.

The goal of the PPF is to ensure the efficient preparation of seven high quality final project proposals, as well as the support of activities required to smoothen the implementation of the projects.

Target groups

Executing Agency Croatian Waters – Hrvatske vode.

Activities The PPF was used for mandates of competent external experts for preparing studies such as feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments, economic analyses, the drawing of preliminary and detailed plans, the drafting of tender documents, external legal support and/or translations into English.

Achieved results:  

  • Seven complete project documents were elaborated, including the receipt of location permits, preliminary and detailed plans, as well as the draft tender documents used after the final approval of the projects by Switzerland.

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia

Implementing partner
Croatian Waters – Hrvatske vode

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    901’800 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    901’801
Project phases

Phase 10 02.11.2015 - 28.04.2017   (Completed)