Integrated Water and Ecosystems Management Project

Project Summary

The main objective of the project is to assist the Government of Albania in improving the management of uncontrolled wastewater discharging into international waters which is threatening the global significant ecosystems along the coastline of Albania. The project will contribute to increase global environmental benefits by: (i) reducing sewage pollution loads generated by urban settlement areas of the three coastal cities Durres, Lezha and Saranda and (ii) promoting and improving the management of the tidal Kune-Vain marshland (near Lezha).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Territorial Adjustment and Tourism of Albania
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,870,000 USD
Co-financing Total
15,130,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
508,000 USD
Total Cost 20,350,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Oct 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Feb 2004
Project closed
31 Dec 2009