A wastewater project in Croatia has been granted a €9.2 million (£6.5m) loan.
The funding will be provided to a local water company to build a new wastewater treatment plant as well as upgrade other networks in the city of Sisak.
Located south east of the capital Zagreb, it has a population of around 47,000.
Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Director for Croatia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said: “We are pleased to sign this loan agreement with Sisak Water Company as it underlines our commitment to this important Croatian city. Decent water supplies and well-functioning sewage disposal are preconditions for the sound development of any municipality.
“In our strategy for Croatia we emphasise our readiness to work with the authorities and the European Union to modernise the country’s infrastructure.”