Serbia - Construction of Gas Interconnection Niš - Dimitrovgrad

Gas Infrastructure

Beneficiary Country:

  • Serbia Serbia

Donation passport

Donor/IFI: European Union, National IPA
Starting Year: 2019
Ending Year: 2022
Budget: 49.6 mil EUR
Type of Donation: Technical assistance
Status: Planned
European Union

Lead Donor Contact

Gligo Vukovic, EU Delegation in Serbia

Short description of the overall project

The construction of the bi-directional gas transmission pipeline between natural gas transmission systems of Serbia and Bulgaria is a necessity for a stable gas supply in a very broad geographical area that includes not only Serbia and Bulgaria, but also Greece and other countries in the Balkan region.


Short description of activities financed by the donation

The construction of the interconnection between the Serbian and Bulgarian gas networks will have the following direct and immediate benefits:

  • Increased availability of gas supply for all consumers.
  • Increased quality of gas supply by increasing the security of gas supply to existing and new customers.
  • Assuring that future gas supply can keep up with increasing demand. This will have the effect of encouraging investments and developing the economy due to better supplies and the elimination of restrictions.
  • Ensure diversification of supplies, boosting competition on the market, in line with the EU Third Energy Package rules