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CDIA is Back in Pakse, and This Time It’s to Improve Livability

It was in 2009 when CDIA first came to the City of Pakse in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) to support them in their vision to become a Green City. CDIA’s technical assistance was officially linked to financing in 2012 under Asian Development Bank’s Pakse Urban Environmental Infrastructure Urban Project ...

CDIA to help shape ADB’s Livable Cities Investment Program in Lao PDR

A joint CDIA-ADB mission conducted last 23 to 31 May marked the first phase of a three-year project preparation period leading to infrastructure investments under ADB’s Livable Cities Program in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consultation meetings and site visits were held in three cities: Savannakhet (Kaysone Phomvihane), Pakse and ...

CDIA Interacts With Clean Energy Community at ACEF 2019

With the intent to contribute to the discussion on clean energy, CDIA participated in the “ADB on the Ground,” a knowledge networking event under the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019. Over 200 participants comprising project developers, investors, government officials, academia and financiers participated in the session, which was conducted ...

Balikpapan Examines Alternative Raw Water Sources to Meet its Current and Future Water Needs

Water supply connection in Balikpapan City, Indonesia has steadily increased in the past few years. Due to limited sources however, production has remained constant, resulting in lower levels of supply for each household. To help the city meet its current and future water needs, CDIA has completed a pre-feasibility study ...

CDIA Marks Halfway Point of Livability and Resilience Study in Matara

An interim workshop that marks the halfway point of the ongoing integrated urban development project preparation study (PPS) was conducted on May 30, 2019 in Matara City, Sri Lanka. The PPS is the first project to be implemented under the CDIA and Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) cooperation, which aims ...

Bringing Out the Unique Charm of Banda Aceh

Many people came to know Banda Aceh when it was severely hit by a tsunami in 2004, which claimed thousands of lives and destroyed livelihoods. What they might have missed to learn is that this Indonesian city is called the “Veranda of Mecca” because it is the first gateway of ...

CDIA Joins Workshop to Improve the Formulation of Resilient Urban Water Projects

CDIA participated in the workshop organized by the Water as Leverage Program on 24-25 April 2019 in Singapore. Initiated by the Dutch government and its partners, the two-day workshop hoped to engage with the cities of Semarang (Indonesia), Khulna (Bangladesh) and Chennai (India) in designing bankable projects that will help ...

Project Preparation Study in Matara City Well Underway

A project preparation study (PPS) is being undertaken in Matara, Sri Lanka to improve the resilience and livability of the city and the Greater Matara Area. CDIA’s Urban Development Specialist, Fabienne Perucca paid a technical visit in the last week of March 2019, where she met with the consulting team, the ...

Moving from Infrastructure Aspirations to Finance-ready Projects in Luganville City

Luganville in the south pacific island nation of Vanuatu has been suffering from ageing infrastructure and inadequate urban services for its growing population. With support from ADB and CDIA, the government is set to turn things around for this small city, known as a “sleeping giant” in the international tourism ...

ADB’s Strategy 2030 Operational Plans: Request for Feedback

Strategy 2030 sets out what the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should do to respond to the changing needs of the Asia and the Pacific region. This document provides the framework of implementation for the 7 operational priorities of ADB: poverty, gender, climate change, livable cities, food security and rural development, governance, and regional cooperation ...

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