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Special Recognition Awarded to CDIA

Philippines: The House of Representatives has passed House Bill 4270 on the third and final reading, designating a tax-exemption status to the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA). Rep. Hermilando Mandanas (2nd District, Batangas), Rep. Jerry Treñas (Lone District, Iloilo City) and Rep. George Arnaiz (2nd District, Negros Oriental) are the ...

Rajkot Promotes Non-Motorized Transport

India: Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) held a workshop on September 8, 2011, which focused on the challenges for urban mobility and transport. CDIA and other partner organizations took part in the workshop to discuss the Pre-Feasibility report on urban transport for Rajkot. The discussion was an opportunity for partner organizations to ...

Da Nang Gets Assistance for Waste Water Treatment

Viet Nam: Da Nang, Viet Nam received approval for technical assistance from CDIA to undertake a study on the proper treatment of wastewater in its industrial parks. A Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) will be prepared to help identify issues in urban wastewater and offer recommendations for improving wastewater management. You may read ...

CDIA Assists GVMC in CDP Revision

India: CDIA has agreed to provide technical assistance to revise the City Development Plan (CDP) of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). The CDP, prepared in 2005, is ready for revisions following the approach previously applied in Chennai. International and national partner organizations shall start working on the revisions in January ...

Temporary Transport Route at SRP Cebu

In the early stages of development of the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City, Philippines, ADB-CDIA has recommended the construction of a temporary public transport route to help address the traffic and accessibility issue. Conventional bus services is to operate along the route until a full Bus Rapid Transit ...

Improving Urban Transport in Kochi

In an effort to improve the urban transport sector in Kochi, India, a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) has been prepared with Technical Assistance from CDIA and was presented to the Kochi Corporation Council Hall. The PFS focuses on the development of four sectors - Ferry Services, Enhanced Bus Services, Pedestrian Precincts ...

CEPT Partners with CDIA

The Center for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT) in Gujarat, India, has entered into a partnership with CDIA. CEPT and other national partners will be working with CDIA to assist cities in prioritizing their infrastructure projects and investments, as well as structuring bankable urban infrastructure projects. You may read the ...

Special Recognition Sought for CDIA

House Representatives Jerry Treñas (Lone District, Iloilo City) and George Arnaiz (2nd District, Negros Oriental) are seeking tax-exempt status for CDIA. Both Representatives pointed out that the non-profit nature of CDIA and its objectives qualifies CDIA for tax exemption in the Philippines. House Bill 3816 proposes to exempt CDIA or its ...

Naga City, Philippines Recently Approved for Support

The Naga City Government received technical assistance and support from Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) with the objective of rehabilitating the Naga River. A prominent and immediate concern of the city government is the need to revitalize the Naga River due to issues of flooding, water pollution and associated ...

Singapore Partners Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) to Develop Capacity in Urban Management

SINGAPORE: 28 senior government officials from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are currently in Singapore to attend a course on “Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming”, including 8 Mayors/Vice Mayors. Jointly organised by the Singapore Cooperation Programme of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CDIA, it is ...

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