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Global firm gives tips for civic body

CHENNAI: If the ambitious proposals of Manila-based Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) for managing the city’s waterways and solid waste were to be implemented by the city corporation, it could shop for investments for infrastructure projects abroad to complete them in record time, and cash in on selling the ...

Interview with Klaus Töpfer: “Tackle two crises at once”

The trend towards the megacity is especially apparent in Asia. The model of large European or North American cities shaped by individual transport, however, is not environmentally sustainable. Urbanisation in developing countries will have to find alternative ways. Klaus Töpfer, former head of the United Nations ...

Transport, cooling system in SRP growth study

CEBU: Phase one of the Priority Infrastructure Investment Plan for the South Road Properties (SRP) had recently been completed by the Asian Development Bank-Cities Development Initiative for Asia (ADB-CDIA), Cebu City Hall officials said yesterday. City Planning and Development Officer Paul Nigel Villarete said among the priority ...

MIGEDC eyes interested investors

ILOILO CITY – The Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic and Development Council (Migedc) is positively eyeing interested investors for the improvement of the downtown Central Business District (CBD) and new eco-ports at Fort San Pedro and in Guimaras Island. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas who also chairs the Migedc, said ...

CDIA support for GVMC likely

VISAKHAPATNAM: Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), the Philippines, a global organization sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), German Technical Co-operation and KFW Bank, has extended support in technical consultancy for preparation of pre-feasibility studies for high priority infrastructure investment projects taken up by ...

Urban transport project approved

FAISALABAD: The Chief Secretary Punjab, Javed Mehmud, has approved the launching of the project “Pre-feasibility Study for Urban Transport and Industrial Waste Management” in Faisalabad. This approval was given by him during his visit to Chiniot, where Senior Municipal Development Specialist of Cities Development Initiative for ...

KMC keen on hi-tech dumping

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is doing groundwork to dispose garbage using new technologies. A study draft on scientific disposal of city garbage and the management of Bishnumati river corridor is at its final stage. “We have already completed 85 per cent of the study. The study started in February ...

Policy Forum: sustainable transport solutions for liveable cities

SINGAPORE: Sustainable transportation solutions are critical for the long-term viability of a liveable city, say experts, academia and policy makers at a Policy Forum jointly organised by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Cities Development Initiatives for Asia (CDIA) and LTA Academy today. Titled “Sustainable Transportation Solutions for Liveable Cities”, the ...

Results of SRP technical study “very promising”

CEBU, Philippines: The Asian Development Bank through the Cities Development Initiative for Asia submitted yesterday the results of the six months technical study it made on several needed infrastructures at the South Road Properties. Foreign consultants led by Peter Cumming, CDIA-SRP team leader, said that the results of the initial study ...

CDIA feasibility studies up for Iloilo major projects

ILOILO: TWO major development infrastructure projects for Iloilo City and Guimaras are upcoming after feasibility studies covering the proposed Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal System (GIFTS) and the downtown Central Business District (CBD) revitalization projects were presented this week to City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and other city officials. Said studies were conducted ...

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