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Yangzhou City Rebuilds its Past for the Future

July 18, 2017

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With a history that dates back more than 2,000 years, Yangzhou City in the Jiangsu Province of China has never been short on history and culture. Owing to its strategic location, it once served as the center of salt business in ancient China.

At present, Yangzhou City has preserved many of its rich cultural heritage such as the Grand Canal, considered as the oldest canal in China; and historical sites that some date back from the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. These, along with abundant manmade landscapes and natural sceneries attract millions of foreign and domestic tourists to the city every year.

In line with the city’s thrust to balance economic growth with cultural preservation and environmental protection, the city government sought assistance from CDIA in 2008 to develop sustainable solutions to urban upgrading and heritage conservation, rehabilitation and development of wetlands, and construction of water treatment plant.

Cambodian Cities Trained on Sustainable Wastewater Management

July 14, 2017

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Twenty-eight participants from four Cambodian cities and partners underwent a training course on sustainable wastewater management on 3-6 July 2017 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. CDIA in partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) delivered the course, which aimed to enhance the knowledge and skills of city staff involved in wastewater management.

CDIA Welcomes its New Intern for Social Urban Development

July 13, 2017

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Ms. Stefanie Neusser recently joined CDIA as an intern for social urban development focusing on public health and gender aspects. For the next six months, she will assist CDIA in the identification and production of issue-based stories on gender and public health to communicate CDIA’s approaches and services. She is a Management and Economics graduate […]

Internal Training on Financial Modelling Conducted for PPP Center of the Philippines

July 11, 2017

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The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines in collaboration with CDIA conducted a Financial Modeling Training on June 2, 5 and 13, 2017 at the PPP Center in Quezon City, Philippines.

The internal capacity development activity was part of the agreement between PPP Center and CDIA to support the role of PPP Center as knowledge and service provider to local government units implementing infrastructure projects via PPP mechanisms.

Invitation to Join the E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries

June 29, 2017

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GIZ, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research is inviting urban and transport planners, decision makers from local governments, and international organizations involved in the transport sector worldwide to register for the Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries E-learning Course from 18 September – 8 December 2017.

Surakarta City Expands Public Transport Service to “Move People, Not Cars”

June 29, 2017

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Following the recommendation of CDIA, the city government of Surakarta in Indonesia has expanded its system of high quality, air-conditioned public buses known locally as Batik Solo Trans (BST).

From a fleet of 15 buses serving a single route, the BST has expanded to now include Line 2, with 16 buses serving the 28-km route between Surakarta airport in the northwest of the city and Solobaru in the south. It caters to at least 2.5 million commuters per year – offering a safe, affordable, and convenient alternative transport option for city residents.

 

Development Worker to Support Public-Private Partnership Initiatives in Philippine Cities

June 28, 2017

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GIZ has recently assigned a development worker to CDIA’s national partner organization, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines to strengthen its capacity to aid Philippine cities successfully implement infrastructure projects through PPP mechanisms.

Mr. Gebhard Ott is expected to provide technical advice in analyzing impediments to PPP projects, developing strategies, and implementing concrete activities to facilitate project implementation. He is among the pool of GIZ development workers, who come from various professional backgrounds and provide advisory support to partner countries involved in international cooperation with Germany.

CDIA Identifies 10 Sub-Projects to Improve Urban Environment in Cambodia

June 27, 2017

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CDIA has recently identified 10 sub-projects for possible investment following the completion of its pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the Second Tonle Sap Integrated Urban Environmental Management Project in 5 cities in Cambodia. In line with the investment pipeline of the national government and linking to proposed financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the […]

CDIA Participates in the GIZ Platform Event on Governance in Asia

June 22, 2017

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CDIA, through its Social Development Specialist Eva Ringhof and Junior Program Management Officer Mia Simpao participated in the platform event of the GIZ Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) last 07-09 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Invitation to Apply for Temasek Foundation Leaders in Urban Governance Programme

June 15, 2017

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Temasek Foundation International and Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore would like to invite Mayors and city leaders, as well as top office holders of Asian cities to apply for the Temasek Foundation International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme (TFLUGP) to be held in Singapore from 6-10 November 2017.

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