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World Bank Approves Financing for Wastewater System Improvement in Siem Reap City

The World Bank has recently approved a $25.5 million credit to develop the wastewater collection network in Siem Reap City, Cambodia. The credit, with support from CDIA in terms of technical preparations, is expected to improve wastewater management in the city, resulting in better health and quality of the environment. At ...

Our Journey Together Continues

CDIA has taken a new path in 2019 as it started to fully operate as a Trust Fund managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This new set up will ensure CDIA’s long-term financial sustainability and increase the impact of its work. CDIA is now operating under the ADB Urban Financing ...

Introducing our New Project Officer, Lara Arjan

We are happy to announce that Lara Arjan has recently joined the CDIA Trust Fund Management as our new Project Officer. Lara is now responsible for the CDIA Technical Assistance Program, including coordination with financing partners, the CDIA Team and the Trust Fund Management. She is also concurrently serving as Urban Development ...

CDIA is Engaging Youth and Community in Urban Planning in Panaji

On 31st October, which marked the international #WorldCitiesDay 2018, that highlighted sustainable and resilient cities, CDIA successfully held its first Youth and Community Engagement Workshop regarding the rejuvenation of the St. Inez Creek in Panaji, India. CDIA is engaged with the City of Panaji in a Project Preparation Study (PPS) to ...

CDIA Welcomes a FELICITY Colleague for a Three-week Learning Exchange on Project Development and Financing

From 18 September – 5 October, Itzel Alcerreca, Advisor for Mexico of the Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) was posted in CDIA for three weeks in order to learn about the approaches, tools and capacity development measures of CDIA – and to apply the new ...

Video Documentary of Partnership towards a More Sustainable Mobility in Tbilisi City

Like many other cities in Asia-Pacific, Tbilisi City in Georgia is suffering from a car-centric culture, made worse by poor quality of public transport, unregulated taxi business and very cheap parking. These conditions, set against the backdrop of a hilly city provides a clear picture of the extent of work ...

Increasing Panaji’s Livability through 24/7 Water Supply and Nature-Based Creek Rejuvenation

Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa, and serves as a hub to the domestic and international tourist streams arriving there every year. On request from the city, CDIA has partnered with Panaji to conduct a Project Preparation Study (PPS) on a 24/7 water supply network and ...

CDIA Takes Part in Environmental Governance Forum

CDIA, through its Project Coordinator for China, Ms. Chenzi Yiyang, participated in the 2018 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum on 11-12 September 2018. The event was aimed at improving environmental governance, by 1) strengthening cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; 2) sharing knowledge and experience on the ...

Palembang Makes Headway in Sustainable Urban Transport

Billions of rupiah are being spent on infrastructure projects in Palembang City to improve access to public transport services and reduce traffic congestion while curbing transport emissions. A number of these investments have yet to be fully implemented, but city residents are starting to see and experience a more efficient ...

CDIA Contributes to ‘Public Space-led Urban Development’ Session at UCLG ASPAC Congress

Through its Program Management Officer Mia Simpao, CDIA showcased the initiative of its city partner – Yangzhou, People’s Republic of China at the session on “Public Space-led Urban Development: Towards a Regional Strategy.” The session was organized by the United Nations Habitat as part of the UCLG-ASPAC Congress on September 14, ...

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