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New Ferry Terminal Complex Enhances Travel Experience of Passengers in Iloilo City

At least 3,500 daily passengers between Iloilo City and the touristy Island Province of Guimaras in the Philippines are now enjoying a better way to travel with the opening of the Parola Terminal Complex that CDIA helped to plan in 2008. The terminal was established via a public-private partnership (PPP) ...

CDIA Shares Insights on Linking Development Projects to Downstream Financing

On 18 September 2017, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines' forum titled, "Invest PH: PPPs for Local Government Units (LGUs)" as part of ADB’s ongoing Technical Assistance to the agency. The event aimed to introduce the PPP Center’s program to the LGUs; ...

Enhanced Solid Waste Management Practices Create Positive Impact on Community Health in Battambang City

Solid waste is a major environmental pollution and is responsible for spreading harmful and infectious diseases. To tackle the municipality’s pollution problem, CDIA assisted the city of Battambang in 2010 in reducing the public health risks of improper solid waste management (SWM). Seven years later, CDIA found out from its ...

Capacity Development Assistance Taken to New Heights in Kaili City

Capacity development has always been an integral part of CDIA’s project preparation assistance to Asian cities. But in Kaili City, PR China, this integration has been taken to a higher level. In early 2017, CDIA approved the application of Kaili City to enhance their East Green Public Transport Hub Project, which ...

CDIA Identifies Priorities for the Rehabilitation of the Tbilisi Metro System

Through its pre-feasibility study (PFS) in Tbilisi, Georgia, CDIA recommended specific rehabilitation works for the city’s metro system – and do it quickly to ensure the safety of its 144,500 daily passengers. Tbilisi Metro opened in 1966 as one of the earliest systems in the former Soviet Union. Currently, it comprises ...

New Environmental and Resilience Specialist Joins CDIA

Ms. Susan Rachel Jose joined CDIA on 18 September 2017 as its new Environmental and Resilience Specialist. She is an engineering and economics graduate with extensive national and local experience in public sector management, climate and disaster risk-informed land use and development planning and financing, and institutional and policy analysis and reform.  She acquired ...

Transjogja Bus Provides Smart and Gender-Responsive Public Transport

Getting around the 636,660-resident city of Yogyakarta has never been this easy, secure, fast and cheap. This is what the CDIA monitoring and evaluation team found out seven years after it helped the city plan for its Transjogja Bus System expansion. Smart innovations paired with inclusive and gender-friendly features leave ...

CDIA Speaks at the High-Level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development

CDIA recently participated in the first High-level International Forum on Sustainable Development held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. The forum was organized by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), China Center for Urban Development (CCUD), and Chengdu municipal government. CDIA’s China Project Coordinator ...

Ms. Eva Ringhof Assigned as New CDIA-GIZ Program Coordinator

CDIA is pleased to announce that Ms. Eva Ringhof has been appointed as the new Program Coordinator starting September 2017. She will co-manage CDIA on behalf of the German Government in cooperation with Mr. Joris van Etten of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Ms. Ringhof joined CDIA in 2013 as its ...

Better Health Eyed from Improved Road and Transport Infrastructure in Khulna City

More than 200,000 urban poor in Khulna City, Bangladesh are living under better health conditions and are now more resilient towards environmental risks and climate change with the implementation of the road and transport project that CDIA helped to plan in 2008. The project is embedded in the City Region Development ...

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