Project Details

Location: Batumi, Georgia
Duration:
Client: Municipality of Batumi, Georgia
Budget: 6,000,178 €
Financier: KfW

Info: MACS has been implementing a comprehensive institutional assistance and training program for the Municipality of Batumi, the Municipal Water Utility Batumi Tskali as well as the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara

Georgia: Batumi I-IV Accompanying Training Measures: Rehabilitation of Municipa Infrastructure

MACS has been implementing a comprehensive institutional assistance and training program for the Municipality of Batumi, the Municipal Water Utility Batumi Tskali as well as the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara starting in 2007.

After already 3 successful phases supporting Batumi Tskali and the municipal infrastructure in Batumi, MACS has once again been contracted for the fourth phase of the project, providing institutional support and training to the municipality of Batumi as well as training to the local water utility with regard to technical and financial operation of the water supply and wastewater facilities

Focus of the assignment is the assistance of the Municipality of Batumi in capacity strengthening of the Municipal Water Utility in adequate and sustainable Operation and Maintenance of the new facilities. Moreover, the government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara receives assistance in the restructuring of the Ajaran water sector. Main emphasis is put on sustaining and deepening of achieved improvements in adequate utility management and high-quality water and wastewater service provision to Batumi citizens.

The project is considered a lighthouse project in South Eastern Europe.

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Matthias Hitzel

Management
Chief of Operations

+49 69 943188-13

matthias.hitzel@macsonline.de

Matthias Hitzel

Management
Chief of Operations

+49 69 943188-13

matthias.hitzel@macsonline.de

Managing Director

Matthias has a degree in agricultural science and postgraduate honors in rural development and more than 20 years of professional experience in international development projects. At MACS he developed into a prolific Project Manager and Institutional Expert as well as Team Leader who played a major role during the very successful rehabilitation program for water and sanitation in Batumi (Georgia).

In the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Matthias has developed a profile for himself and MACS through his work of coordinating the finance division for energy projects in the framework of the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which has earned a reputation as one of the leading EE/RE funds today.

As one of the Partners and Managing Directors of MACS, Matthias is responsible for operations and financial management at MACS.