Progress report on the ‘Gazela’ slum resettlement project – EBRD AGM Issue Paper 2008
Briefing | 17 May 2008
The Gazela Bridge over the Sava River in Belgrade, Serbia, is more than thirty years old. The bridge was projected for 30000 v/day, currently is servicing more than 150000 v/day. The bridge has never been repaired and urgently needs reparation. The EBRD approved Euro 25 million loan for the reconstruction of approaching roads to Gazela Bridge to the Public Enterprise Serbian Roads.
Three hundred families of predominantly Roma, and a smaller number of non-Roma refugees, live under the bridge on both sides. The City of Belgrade in cooperation with EBRD and the European Agency for Reconstruction are working on the re-location of the slum settlement inhabitants, as the City of Belgrade will provide Euro 7.5 million and EAR has granted Euro 2 million.