Lake Ohrid Management

Project Summary

In order to protect the natural resources of Lake Ohrid, like fisheries, and the economic activities associated with the Lake, like tourism, GEF funds will assist the two nations sharing it in: (1) creating an international Lake Ohrid Mgt. Board to develop the institutional, legal and regulatory framework for transboundary cooperation; (2) establishing a monitoring program for water quality, discharges into and uses of the Lake, and changes in natural resources like fish stocks; (3) preparing a Lake Ohrid Strategic Action Plan and Investment Program to address issues of transboundary pollution, natural resources mgt., and envtl. impacts of economic development in the catchment area; and (4) financing a public awareness campaign and small investments to promote community support, test new technologies and serve as catalysts for future investments.

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 Public Works, Territorial Planning and Tourism (Albania); Ministry of Construction, Urban Planning and Environment (FYRM)
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
310,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,100,000 USD
Co-financing Total
21,270,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 25,680,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Dec 1995
Concept Approved
01 May 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
15 May 1998
Project closed
31 Dec 2004