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Leaving No One Behind in Water Supply Provision

Turning on the tap for clean water is still considered a luxury for many Asian cities. Where water is available, it flows for only a limited time or in some parts of the city. As we celebrate World Water Day on March 22, we look at some of the efforts ...

Women On the Move

Mobility patterns of women are said to be more complex than men, such that they combine domestic and care-related tasks with employment or community obligations. In this sense, how women can successfully play their roles and carry out their responsibilities have a lot to do with the transport infrastructure and ...

The Way Forward for Yangon Comprises Bus Priority Measures and Traffic Flow Reforms

In recent years, Yangon has taken a path where acute traffic congestion has become part of the residents’ daily grind. But the way forward for Myanmar’s capital looks brighter with plans for bus priority measures and improvements in traffic management, parking and pedestrian facilities. CDIA has recently completed its Concept Design and Feasibility Study to ...

CDIA Revitalizes Partnerships with National Project Development Agencies

In three separate meetings, CDIA discussed with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of Cambodia, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) (PT SMI) of Indonesia, and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines concrete ways of accelerating infrastructure project development in the three countries. “We would like to reinforce our partnerships with these ...

Accelerating City-wide Slum Alleviation in Indonesia

Indonesia’s policy on slum alleviation has sought to improve the living conditions in slum areas by improving the access to public services, such as potable water, sanitation, drainage, and solid waste management etc. While these initiatives have reduced the number of slums and improved basic services, the government saw the need to review existing initiatives ...

New Bus Lanes Designed by Local Staff with Support from CDIA Now in Effect

As part of the government’s effort to optimize public transport system, additional bus lanes have been implemented recently in Shartava and Kostava Streets, Baratishvili Rise and Robakidze Avenue in Tbilisi City, Georgia. These bus priority measures are intended to provide major savings in terms of journey time and operating costs, while improving service reliability. Passengers ...

Interim Workshop Recalibrates the YUSIP Study to Focus on Water Supply

On 12 December 2018, CDIA held the interim workshop for the project preparation study (PPS) related to the Yangon Urban Services Improvement Project (YUSIP) in Myanmar. A key objective was to report on the progress of the activities under Phase I of the PPS and agree on the direction of ...

Building CapaCITIES: Insights from CDIA’s Capacity Development Advisor

It is standard for CDIA to closely monitor the status of its infrastructure investment projects, i.e. the cities it worked with, the expected number of beneficiaries, which projects got linked to finance, and their intended results and impacts, etc. Yet, there is another aspect of CDIA – its capacity development ...

CDIA Book Describes Work on Capacity Development and Contributions to Development Goals

At the recent CDIA event on the “11 Years of Co-management in Preparing Sustainable Infrastructure Projects with Cities,” a new CDIA book was unveiled, which describes its efforts in building the capacity of its partner cities; and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and key development impacts. Bridging Cities, People and ...

CDIA in the Philippines: Back to Where We Started

The Philippines is a country of many beginnings for CDIA. For one, it is the venue of the international conference, “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future,” which paved the way for the establishment of CDIA as an approach to address gaps in infrastructure project development and financing in Asia and the ...

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