Ce projet est clôturé depuis le 31.03.2014.
- Bureau pays de LuxDev
- Bureau Kosovo
- Eau et Assainissement
- Agence d'exécution partenaire
- Mitrovica Regional Water Compagny (MRWC)
- Période d'exécution
- 11 Janvier 2011 - 31 Mars 2014
- Durée totale
- 39 mois
- Budget total
- 4 900 000 EUR
- Répartition des contributions
- Gouvernement luxembourgeois
4 500 000 EUR
- Mitrovica Reginal Water Company (MRWC)
250 000 EUR
- Ministry of Finance of Kosovo
150 000 EUR
Ce projet fait partie d'un effort global visant à réhabiliter le réseau régional de Mitrovica et à accroître les capacités d'approvisionnement en eau.
Une grande partie de la région est approvisionnée par Mitrovica, ville la plus peuplée. La modernisation des réseaux de la région doit donc commencer par la réhabilitation des infrastructures de Mitrovica.
De plus, le projet se concentre sur le renforcement des capacités de gestion et d'investissement de la Société des Eaux de Mitrovica (recouvrement des coûts), sur une meilleure connaissance du réseau de distribution et des indicateurs visant à mesurer la performance, et sur la maintenance du système.
Ces interventions ont pour but de répondre aux besoins d'un fournisseur de services moderne orienté vers le client.
Kosovo – Investing in Water Supply Networks for Economic and Environmental Sustainability
The Kosovo/016 project aimed to contribute to a reliable and sustainable water supply for the population of Mitrovica. The sustainability of the investment in the network, amounting to a total length of 28 km of new or replaced pipework, is assured by the use of in High-density polyethylene (HDPE) material. HDPE pipes and service connections have an indeterminate life (reckoned to be at least 50 years). This durable, flexible material is not subject to corrosion or brittle fracture and results in not only reducing the average age of the network but, by replacing critical transmission lines, reduces costs associated with maintenance and intermittent supply due to less frequent repairs compared to old networks. The latter is also achieved by investing in ring-pipelines (by-passes), enabling additional loops in the water supply system of the Mitrovica Regional Water Company (MRWC). The project also achieved significant improvements through synergetic EU contributions invested in the extension of the production capacity of the Shipol Water Treatment Plant that supplies the network.
The investment in the establishment of District Metering Areas (DMAs), which provide online technical information of the water supplied in defined areas, contribute to a better understanding and management of the water supply network. A total of 13 DMAs and 21 measuring points have been installed. However, to enable an active use of DMA data, not only for technical but also for commercial management purposes, the project will continue its investment in strengthening human resource capacities as has already been done in other important areas, including Geographic Information Systems, leak detection, maintenance database management, and pumping station management, among others.
Some other tangible results include an increase in customers, a reduction of illegal consumption and an overall improved supply in general. The installation of water meters in households also facilitated the registration of over 840 customers, previously not metered or not recorded in the system.
The project was also effective in achieving information technology and services improvements by investing in necessary hardware and establishing new intranet cabling throughout the company, thus directly supporting seamless data flow and information sharing. Such activities also prepare the foundation for the modernisation of the software application used by the company, which forms part of the new project mandate KSV/018.
Additional investments in adaptation of the building premises improved the working conditions of the employees and established a new Customer Service Centre within company headquarters.
The new KSV/018 mandate aims to consolidate these results by focusing on the performance of the company. In parallel, complementary investments will be implemented using co-financing modalities with the beneficiary municipalities served by the MRWC.