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CDIA Supports Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for Local PPP Projects in the Philippines

On August 1, 2017, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines and the League of Cities of the Philippines conducted a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for Local PPP Projects with support from CDIA. Participants included representatives from various private and public agencies in SOCCSKSARGEN Region in Southern Philippines, for instance the ...

Unfazed by fire, Semarang City Primes for the Revival of Its Famous Traditional Market

Semarang City boasts of Pasar Johar, the largest traditional market in Central Java, Indonesia. The market used to rent out 7,800 stalls to 6,400 vendors who were mostly women micro-entrepreneurs. Despite its popularity, the market was in a dilapidated condition with high exposure to climate risks, and lacked the basic ...

CDIA Produces a Video Documentary of How Yangzhou City Preserves its Cultural and Natural Heritage

With history of more than 2,500 years, Yangzhou City once thrived in Ancient China as a major political, financial and trade center. This historical period had left the present-day Yangzhou with large number of historical treasures, splendid culture and natural sceneries that attract millions of tourists every year, and left ...

CDIA Visits Cambodian Cities after Training on Wastewater Management

CDIA with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) delivered a training course on wastewater management last 3-6 July 2017 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Most of the 28 participants came from the cities of Kampong Chnnang, Serei Saophoan, Stung Sen and Pursat, which are adjacent to the Tonle Sap Water ...

ADB, Partners Invest $485 Million in CDIA-Proposed Bus Rapid Transit System in Peshawar

Around 500,000 daily commuters are set to benefit from the $485 million investment of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its partners for the implementation of the integrated Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in Peshawar, Pakistan. CDIA helped to plan for this project beginning 2013. The ADB has recently approved a ...

CDIA Bids Adieu to its GIZ Program Coordinator Claudia Hermes

Joining the team in January 2016, Mrs. Claudia Hermes co-managed CDIA with Mr. Joris van Etten of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and provided guidance to effectively assist Asian cities meet their infrastructure development and financing needs. In particular, Mrs. Hermes led CDIA’s initiatives on developing individual and institutional capacities of ...

CDIA-Partner City Shares Experience on Urban Resilience and Sustainability at the UNDP Asia Forum

To demonstrate how local governments address some of the common challenges in building sustainable and resilient cities, CDIA’s partner, Yangzhou City showcased their initiatives at the Asia Forum held on 19-21 June 2017 in Haiyang City, People’s Republic of China. Organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Haiyang ...

Yangzhou City Rebuilds its Past for the Future

With a history that dates back more than 2,000 years, Yangzhou City in the Jiangsu Province of China has never been short on history and culture. Owing to its strategic location, it once served as the center of salt business in ancient China. At present, Yangzhou City has preserved many of ...

Cambodian Cities Trained on Sustainable Wastewater Management

Twenty-eight participants from four Cambodian cities and partners underwent a training course on sustainable wastewater management on 3-6 July 2017 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. CDIA in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) delivered the course, which aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of city staff involved ...

CDIA Welcomes its New Intern for Social Urban Development

Ms. Stefanie Neusser recently joined CDIA as an intern for social urban development focusing on public health and gender aspects. For the next six months, she will assist CDIA in the identification and production of issue-based stories on gender and public health to communicate CDIA’s approaches and services. She is ...

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