4th February 2021, Skopje – 99% of the capital investment planned in 2020 were realized through MSIP Implementation Unit within the Ministry of Finance with World Bank support.
By expanding 2020 MSIP budget, capital expenditures were projected at Denar 654 million, Denar 646 million out of which was spent.
Capital investments were made in 32 municipalities throughout the country, in particular in the education sector by constructing, upgrading and reconstructing kindergartens in Pehchevo, Gostivar, Kisela Voda and Centar, improving the infrastructure by constructing urban and rural areas, as well as constructing storm water networks in Delchevo, Centar Zhupa, Vasilevo, Resen, Kisela Voda, Mavrovo, Stidenichani, Shuto Orizari and Gjorche Petrov. At the same time, following projects were completed: construction of storm water network in Kisela Voda, construction of water treatment plants in Vrapchishte, separating the storm water network from the sewerage network in Gevgelija, thus contributing to improvement of the environment, and investments were also made in waste collection and communal vehicles to the end of improving the hygiene in the country.
In 2021, capital investments in the amount of Denar 800 million are envisaged under the MSIP Project.
Ongoing projects include extension of the gas distribution network in Strumica Municipality, regulation and arrangement the river bed of Kriva Reka in Kriva Palanka, construction of water treatment plant and primary and secondary water supply network in Gazi Baba Municipality, regulation of river bed in Lipkovo, street reconstruction in Dolneni and Kochani, reconstruction of primary school in Resen, as well as series of other projects aimed at improving the municipal services.
This year’s budget for capital investments under the MSIP Project envisages implementation of the North Macedonia Public Sector Energy Efficiency Project. Upon adopting the Law on Borrowing under the North Macedonia Public Sector Energy Efficiency Project, amounting to EUR 25 million, currently under parliamentary procedure, loan proceeds will be allocated to the municipalities and the public health institutions for investments in improving energy efficiency of the public buildings.
Municipalities can apply at the public call for this Project, which the Ministry of Finance will announce once the Law is adopted.