On 30th of October, 2018, in the premises of the Hall of the Army in Strumica, representatives from the Municipal Services Improvement Project - MSIP presented the open Public Call No. SECOND MSIP 02/2018 funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and published by the Ministry of Finance.

The purpose of this meeting was to inform the Municipalities about the procedure of applying, the terms and deadlines for using the financial support in the form of sub-loans by the Ministry of Finance.

Attendees of the meeting were representatives of the ten Municipalities from the South-East planning region as well as from the Centre for development of the South-East planning region.

The subject of this Announcement is financial support in the form of sub-loans to the units of local self-government designed to improve the level and quality of municipal services and basic infrastructure in order to improve the transparency, financial sustainability and realization of the targeted municipal services in the municipalities -partners.

The funds provided for this purpose in the Component A "Municipal Investment" are in the amount of EUR 8 million.

Within this financial support it is envisaged provision of sub-loans for the Municipalities intended for financing investments in the field of water supply and sewage, road infrastructure and other investments with potential for generating revenues, i.e achieving savings in communal services or in other areas that are of high priority for the municipalities.

The deadline for applying is until 15th of November 2018.

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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) is part of the package for external relations. IPA and other elements of the package are a great opportunity for streamlining and simplifying the procedures of the European Commission and improving the coherence and coordination of the activities of the Commission.

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