DBSB Reduction of Nutrient Discharges - under WB-GEF Strategic Partnership for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River and Black Sea

Project Summary

The main objective of the project is to decrease nutrients discharges into the Danube River and loads to the Black Sea, by improving the reduction of nutrients in effluent from wastewater treatment plants at Budapest and Dunaújváros and increasing the nutrient retention capacity at the Danube-Dráva National Park’s Gemenc and Béda-Karapancsa Region. The Project will complement the Government of Hungary in its efforts to reduce transboundary pollution in the Danube, and will lead also to necessary policy, institutional and legal reforms related to regional nutrient reduction and improved water quality management.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Muncipalities of Budapest and Dunaujvaros and the DDNPD
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
19,470,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 32,320,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Aug 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Mar 2006
Project closed
31 Dec 2011