To provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy and to the National Agency of Water Supply, Sewerage and Waste Infrastructure (AKUM) for
1. The development of key strategic documents for the water sector, and
2. Increasing their capability to implement investment policy in the water sector.
The Project supports Albania’s negotiations with the European Union in regard to Chapter 27 of the acquis. The project support is structured in six tasks:
|Task 1||Prepare report on agglomerations, sensitive areas and WSZ|
|Task 2||Prepare directive-specific implementation plans|
|Task 3||Prepare a national strategy for sludge management|
|Task 4||Prepare an investment programme for water supply and waste water|
|Task 5||Legal drafting to complete the transposition of relevant directives|
|Task 6||Development of capacity to support implementation|
Tasks 1, 2 and 4 are directly interconnected with the elaboration of the directive specific implementation plans (DSIPs): Task 1: Identification of agglomerations and sensitive areas and identification of water supply zones are essential initial steps for Task 2. Task 2 is split into 2a and 2b: 2a – Designing an implementation plan for the Drinking Water Directive (DWD) 2b – Designing an implementation plan for the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) Task 4: The two Directive Specific Implementation Plans will be complemented with respective infrastructure investment programmes.
Tasks 3, 5 and 6 complement the DSIPs:
Task 3: Develop a national sludge management strategy (NSMS)
Task 5: Address the outstanding work needed to complete the transposition of the relevant legislation and
Task 6: Provide a programme to develop capacities specifically in regard to the skills needed for implementation planning.