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CDIA and PT SMi Offer Linking to Finance Training Course in Indonesia

January 23, 2017


Indonesian cities, like other cities in the world are facing enormous challenges in satisfying the huge demand for urban infrastructure. Due to decentralization processes, local governments are increasingly responsible for financing the infrastructure needs despite their limited capacity to perform the new functions. While there is a wide range of potential financing sources, the capacities of Indonesian cities to make use of these opportunities must be strengthened.

Pro-poor and Green Transport Project Boosts Mobility and Access, Prevents Flooding in Khulna City

November 24, 2016


At least 200,000 urban poor population in Khulna City, Bangladesh are now benefiting from the road and transport infrastructure project that CDIA helped to prepare beginning 2008.

This was the estimate given by Mr. Abir ul Jabbar, Chief Planning Officer of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) when interviewed by CDIA’s Monitoring Specialist Mr. Rudini Baoy, during the conduct of the Tracer Study in Khulna City from 5-9 November 2016. The study sought to track the progress, effectiveness and impact of CDIA project preparation interventions.

CDIA Holds its 17th PRC Meeting in Germany

November 24, 2016


CDIA recently organized its 17th Program Review Committee Meeting on 7-8 November 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) European Representative Office hosted the said meeting.   

Participants included officials from the core funders of CDIA, such as ADB, and the Governments of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Deputy Director-General for Environment and Infrastructure Mrs. Tanja Rödiger-Vorwerk from BMZ, as well as CDIA’s Stakeholders Forum Representative Kirtee Shah were also among those present.


Join our Webinar on Innovations and Impacts of Inclusive and Equitable Cities!

November 18, 2016


GIZ Transformation – Urban Opportunities – Climate Change (TUrbOCliC) Working Group Members and other interested urban and climate colleagues from GIZ, as well as collaborators / partners from the development community are invited to the third webinar of the TUrbOCliC Webinar Series 2016 on 29th November 2016, at 9:30 –11:00 Central European Time (8:30 – 10:00 UTC).

The webinar series aims to explore new topics, and exchange experiences and good practices among members and other interested colleagues pertaining to urban governance and building resilience, low carbon development and capacity development methodologies, among others. This upcoming webinar will be about “Innovations and Impacts of Inclusive and Equitable Cities.”

CDIA Releases its Photobook “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future”

November 16, 2016


CDIA has worked with 116 cities across Asia in providing the much needed infrastructure and services for their rapidly growing population. To tell how Asian cities, with help from CDIA are taking steps towards sustainable urban development, CDIA published the photobook titled, “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future.”

The book features stories from the Cities of Naga (Philippines), Pimpri (India), Islamabad (Pakistan) and Tangerang (Indonesia). Each story is a reflection of the tremendous efforts made by Asian cities in addressing developmental challenges such as flood and drainage, water supply, transport, and solid waste, respectively.

PFS on Wastewater and Drainage System Seeks to Improve Public Health and Environmental Condition in Three Vietnam Cities

November 15, 2016


The cities of Can Tho, Vinh, and Hai Duong in Vietnam recently became recipients of CDIA support for the conduct of pre-feasibility studies (PFS), which recommended the upgrading and development of key infrastructure projects to improve their wastewater and drainage systems.

New Video Documentation Features CDIA Work with Pimpri City, India

November 15, 2016


CDIA is proud to introduce a new video that documents the story of the 24×7 water supply project in Pimpri, India as implemented by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).

Pimpri is the fastest growing city in the state of Maharashtra. It hosts one of the biggest industrial zones in Asia comprising auto-ancilliary, and IT service industries. Its population is growing by 70 percent a decade, which stresses the importance of adequate water supply.

Study Tour in Germany Allows Asian Cities to Learn Innovative Approaches in Implementing Infrastructure Investments

November 14, 2016


When it comes to infrastructure investments, Asian cities and German cities have something in common, both do not have enough funds and the need for basic infrastructure is big. That is why CDIA organized a study tour in Germany from 24 to 27 October 2016 to provide a venue for exchanging local experiences and practices among different countries on how to address various urban development challenges.

Indonesian LGUs and Stakeholders Take Interest in PPP to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects

November 11, 2016


Following the conduct of the workshop on “Partnership between Local Government and Private Sector for Acceleration of Infrastructure in Indonesia,” on 19-20 October 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia, representatives of 5 LGUs, academe and other institutions signified interest in public-private partnerships (PPPs) for their urban infrastructure projects.

CDIA Conducts Internal Learning Series on Urban Resilience

November 2, 2016


With the increasing array of shocks and stresses that Asian cities are vulnerable with, and the ‘resilience’ element in project proposals sought by most downstream financiers, CDIA conducted an internal learning series on urban resilience at the Office in Manila on 9 September and 26 October 2016.

The two-part learning series was attended by CDIA, GIZ and ADB-UCCRTF (Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund) staff who openly discussed, shared and agreed on the meaning of ‘resilient urban infrastructure’ and their benefits; and the different resilience criteria and indicators for project identification and preparation.

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