Reducing Flood Risk in the Polog Region

Project Summary


The goal of the project is to assist the country’s flood recovery efforts in the Polog Region. It aims to prevent loss of life and damage to property during future floods by reconstructing important parts of the flood control infrastructure in the City of Tetovo.

Project Results

The project is helping to remove historical dumpsites upstream from Sipkovica and from torrential streambeds, while also introducing a flash flood early warning and public alert system for Tetovo and other high-risk areas in the Polog Region.

The project is also supporting the preparation of a comprehensive technical documentation both for the full reconstruction of the system of check-dams in Pena upstream from Tetovo, and a long term flood risk mitigation system for the flood-sensitive village of Sipkovica.

The project is being implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Local Self-Government, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, the Municipality of Tetovo and other affected communities, the Hydro-Meteorological Service, the Crisis Management Center and other emergency response services, the Water Management Organization and affected population in the target areas.


Ministry of Local Self-Government
  200,000 USD
UNDP   235,238 USD

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