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August 12, 2019
The workshop held recently in Myanmar marked the successful completion of CDIA’s project preparation study (PPS) for the Yangon Urban Services Improvement Project (YUSIP).
It also signaled the handing over of the study to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for project processing, leading to the proposed loan for enhancing Yangon’s livability and resilience.
August 9, 2019
How can local governments in the Philippines engage with the private sector to undertake public-private partnership (PPP) for their infrastructure projects?
The “Guidebook on Joint Venture for Local Government Units” provides insights and instructions in doing PPPs through joint ventures (JVs). It was developed by the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) of the Philippines with support from CDIA.
August 6, 2019
CDIA and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) signed a technical assistance (TA) agreement on July 29, 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It marked the start of the Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (VAA) in the cities of Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong.
“The project will enable us to invest in our secondary cities and strengthen their resilience for the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of citizens,” said His Excellency Heng Rathpiseth, MPWT’s Director General of Public Works during his Opening Remarks.
July 23, 2019
Luciana Ladera, a resident of Valenzuela City recounted how her life changed after moving to Disiplina Village, the biggest in-city relocation site and public rental housing project in the Philippines.
“We were constantly inundated and it gets worse during typhoon season. Now, the fear of flood is gone – we can sleep soundly at night; and with the kids’ school just around the corner, they can easily go to school even during heavy rains, and also go home for lunch.”
The Disiplina Village hosts 4,800 informal settler families (ISF) mostly from flood- and disaster-prone areas in the city. It is part of the government’s integrated approach to reducing its vulnerability to flood risks.
July 22, 2019
Consultancy firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development and mainstreaming of CDIA climate tools.
July 22, 2019
Communications/Public Relations Agencies are invited to submit their proposal to support CDIA in implementing a communication roadmap to positively highlight the goals, milestones and results of its climate and urban infrastructure projects.
June 28, 2019
It was in 2009 when CDIA first came to the City of Pakse in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) to support them in their vision to become a Green City. CDIA’s technical assistance was officially linked to financing in 2012 under Asian Development Bank’s Pakse Urban Environmental Infrastructure Urban Project (PUEIP) for a total of USD 15.9 million (in loan) and USD 3.25 million (in grant).
Ten years after in May 2019, CDIA re-engaged with key officials in Pakse. This time to help the city enhance its livability.
June 26, 2019
A joint CDIA-ADB mission conducted last 23 to 31 May marked the first phase of a three-year project preparation period leading to infrastructure investments under ADB’s Livable Cities Program in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consultation meetings and site visits were held in three cities: Savannakhet (Kaysonephimvihane), Pakse and Luang Prabang under the strategic guidance of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT).
June 24, 2019
With the intent to contribute to the discussion on clean energy, CDIA participated in the “ADB on the Ground,” a knowledge networking event under the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019. Over 200 participants comprising project developers, investors, government officials, academia and financiers participated in the session, which was conducted on June 19, 2019 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.
June 10, 2019
Water supply connection in Balikpapan City, Indonesia has steadily increased in the past few years. Due to limited sources however, production has remained constant, resulting in lower levels of supply for each household. To help the city meet its current and future water needs, CDIA has completed a pre-feasibility study (PFS) that explored strategic alternative raw water sources and proposed corresponding infrastructure sub-projects.