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New Pumping Stations to Ease Flooding in Valenzuela City

The Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the City of Valenzuela inaugurated on April 6, 2019 the Wawang Pulo and Coloong pumping stations that will minimize flooding in the city’s low-lying areas, where most poor and vulnerable populations live. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Valenzuela’s 1st District Representative ...

World Bank Approves Financing for Wastewater System Improvement in Siem Reap City

The World Bank has recently approved a $25.5 million credit to develop the wastewater collection network in Siem Reap City, Cambodia. The credit, with support from CDIA in terms of technical preparations, is expected to improve wastewater management in the city, resulting in better health and quality of the environment. At ...

CDIA, Sri Lankan Government Ink Agreement to Improve Resilience and Livability of Matara City

A Technical Assistance (TA) agreement was signed last February 28, 2019 to carry out a project preparation study towards improving the resilience and livability of the city of Matara and the Greater Matara Area in Sri Lanka. Hon. D.G. Yasaratne, Mayor of Matara signed the agreement along with Mr. Nihal Rupasinghe, ...

CDIA Brings Youthful Energy to Panaji Creek Rejuvenation

Underscoring the importance of engaging the youth in urban infrastructure project development, CDIA has once again tapped students and members of community-based and civil society organizations to contribute actively in planning for the rejuvenation of St. Inez Creek in Panaji, India. This initiative is part of CDIA’s support to the ...

CDIA is Engaging Youth and Community in Urban Planning in Panaji

On 31st October, which marked the international #WorldCitiesDay 2018, that highlighted sustainable and resilient cities, CDIA successfully held its first Youth and Community Engagement Workshop regarding the rejuvenation of the St. Inez Creek in Panaji, India. CDIA is engaged with the City of Panaji in a Project Preparation Study (PPS) to ...

CDIA Welcomes a FELICITY Colleague for a Three-week Learning Exchange on Project Development and Financing

From 18 September – 5 October, Itzel Alcerreca, Advisor for Mexico of the Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) was posted in CDIA for three weeks in order to learn about the approaches, tools and capacity development measures of CDIA – and to apply the new ...

Increasing Panaji’s Livability through 24/7 Water Supply and Nature-Based Creek Rejuvenation

Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa, and serves as a hub to the domestic and international tourist streams arriving there every year. On request from the city, CDIA has partnered with Panaji to conduct a Project Preparation Study (PPS) on a 24/7 water supply network and ...

CDIA Takes Part in Environmental Governance Forum

CDIA, through its Project Coordinator for China, Ms. Chenzi Yiyang, participated in the 2018 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum on 11-12 September 2018. The event was aimed at improving environmental governance, by 1) strengthening cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China; 2) sharing knowledge and experience on the ...

Palembang Makes Headway in Sustainable Urban Transport

Billions of rupiah are being spent on infrastructure projects in Palembang City to improve access to public transport services and reduce traffic congestion while curbing transport emissions. A number of these investments have yet to be fully implemented, but city residents are starting to see and experience a more efficient ...

CDIA and Partners Advance SDG Localization at UCLG ASPAC Congress

“How Do I Implement the Sustainable Development Goals in My City?” – This was the key question addressed at the training session jointly organized by CDIA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 12 September 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia. ...

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