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March 20, 2017
With the goal of offering a project profiling instrument that will enhance bankability of proposed measures in city’s climate resilience strategy or action plans, CDIA developed the CDIA Project Screening Tool (PST) and made it available for free online through its www.cdia.asia website. The tool was developed through a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, and with contributions on the content from partners in the region including cities, intermediaries and financiers.
March 14, 2017
Balikpapan’s landfill has amenities that draw people to it such as a zip line, children’s playground, sauna, picnicking facilities and a small gallery where art objects made from recycled materials are exhibited. While having fun, visitors may also learn about the city’s solid waste management (SWM) program and the means by which they can usefully participate in reducing, reusing and recycling their own waste.
February 16, 2017
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).
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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).