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CDIA Readies Two Punjab Cities for Possible ADB Infrastructure Financing

February 16, 2017

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Sahiwal and Sialkot are two cities in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, which benefited from CDIA support to prioritize and conceptualize their infrastructure investments. The projects identified with CDIA support are now being considered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for potential funding under its Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program (PICIIP).

Project Kick-off in the Cities of Peshawar, Mardan and Abbottabad: Inclusive Growth through Integrated Infrastructure Management

February 15, 2017

Pakistan is one of the most urbanized countries in the Asia Pacific region, with an urban population of over 70 million. The Government of KP’s (GoKP) Planning and Development Department (P&DD) requested CDIA to assist in implementing its Integrated Development Strategy 2014-2018, which calls for effective management of urban services to convert cities into centers of economic activity and sources of employment generation.

Infrastructure to Promote Economic Growth and Better Living Conditions Targeted for Khulna and Gazipur

February 14, 2017

CDIA has recently completed the pre-feasibility study (PFS) and preliminary engineering designs for two cities in Bangladesh – Khulna and Gazipur that will seek to boost their infrastructure provision, and build their capacity to prepare infrastructure investments towards economic growth and better living conditions.

CDIA’s New Intern for Capacity Development

February 13, 2017

Mr. Edgar Vasanthakumar recently joined CDIA as Capacity Development Intern.  He is on his final year in Master in Environmental Resource Management at Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany. Prior to this, he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy at Centre for Environmental Law, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India. Furthermore, he was part of ‘Creative Lab on Rapid Planning by UN-Habitat and Rapid Planning Project under the framework of future megacities research program by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF) in Kigali, Rwanda

CDIA Tackles Inclusive Urban Development in its Internal Learning Activity

February 10, 2017

Cities in Asia are not only growing at a rapid pace, they also have an increasing need for inclusive urban development measures, which must be ingrained in the design of their infrastructure projects. With CDIA at the forefront of facilitating innovative urban infrastructure investment projects in Asia, CDIA staff took the opportunity to improve their knowledge when they participated in the internal capacity development training activity on inclusive urban development held on 27 January 2017. CDIA’s monitoring tool, the initial development impact assessment (IDIA) was discussed congruently in an effort to better integrate concepts of inclusiveness in CDIA’s project preparation studies (PPS).

CDIA Video Captures How Tangerang City Revamps its Solid Waste Management Program

February 9, 2017

CDIA carried out a pre-feasibility study (PFS) in 2013 to revitalize Tangerang City’s solid waste management program. Three years after, the city government took some of the recommendations from the PFS; and implemented those measures using their own resources.

Call for Applications: CDIA-MFA Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming and Good Practices Workshop

February 8, 2017

In collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CDIA is proud to announce that the Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming (EUIP) – Seminar/Workshop on Good Practices to be held in Singapore from 17-21 April 2017 is now open for applications from cities in the Asian Region. Interested parties may submit their application until 22 February 2017.

ADB Invests $50 Million in CDIA-conceptualized Elderly Care Services in Yichang City

January 23, 2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently approved a $50 million loan to implement the Integrated Elderly Care Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Pilot Project in Yichang City in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The project was recommended by CDIA in its pre-feasibility study (PFS).

CDIA PPS Charts New Course for Jinan’s Urban Mobility

January 23, 2017

Jinan City in People’s Republic of China (PRC) is set to take on new and more strategic routes to facilitate urban mobility, and ensure that its transport development follows an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable path.

This was following the conduct of CDIA’s project preparation study (PPS), which recommended a sustainable urban mobility plan for Jinan City, and in particular developed the preliminary design and pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the Green Trolley Bus Network Pilot Project.

CDIA completes Phase 1 of Tbilisi Bus Network Improvement and Pilot Surface Transit System Project

January 23, 2017

CDIA has successfully completed phase 1 of the project involving the development of proposals to restructure and rationalize Tbilisi city’s bus network, and the identification of a pilot surface transit corridor to be subjected to further study.

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