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A Smarter Way Forward for Tbilisi City

April 27, 2018

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The physical features of Tbilisi in Georgia give it a picturesque look and unique character. The same features, however, have become a challenge for the city’s mobility. The hilly nature of Tbilisi, along with the poor quality of its public transport, high road congestion, unregulated taxis, and cheap parking impede its shift to sustainable urban mobility.

Yet, with support from CDIA and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the city has started to take on a smarter way forward, where innovative strategies and international standards are considered in transport planning.

UNESCAP Paper on Municipal Finance is Now Available

April 27, 2018

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has recently released a paper titled, “Empowering cities to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda: Mobilizing Municipal Finance for Sustainable Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region.”

CDIA and MPWT Strengthen Partnership to Support Cambodian Cities on Wastewater Management

April 24, 2018

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CDIA and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of Cambodia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 27 March 2018 to further strengthen their partnership in supporting Cambodian cities to implement and manage wastewater infrastructure projects.

Waste Business in Tangerang City

April 23, 2018

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Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. In line with this year’s theme of “End Plastic Pollution,” CDIA brings you a story of how Tangerang City in Indonesia involves its community members in waste management. The strategy effectively reduces waste at the household so that less ends up in the city’s landfill. More importantly, it allows people to earn extra income from selling their waste. How is it possible?

Jalandhar City Pursues Resilience in its Water Supply System

April 12, 2018

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Like many other cities in India, Jalandhar is dependent on groundwater for its water needs. However, its current supply is almost depleted, and the rainfall patterns are insufficient to recharge the source for the city’s growing volume requirements.

To support Jalandhar achieve its vision of a reliable and safe water supply for its residents, CDIA has recently initiated its work with the city in shifting to a surface water supply source. Its assistance is expected to cover the identification of surface water source and stable location of the intake pump, water treatment plant, and transmission lines that will connect to the existing distribution system – mindful of social and environmental norms.

Internship Opportunity at CDIA!

April 10, 2018

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CDIA is pleased to announce that we are providing an internship opportunity for a young and dynamic professional with background in communication, journalism, social sciences or a related field. Preference will be for someone knowledgeable in data collection, report writing, and documenting impactful stories in English and German.

ADB and AFD Sign Agreement to Boost Project Preparation in Asian Cities

March 23, 2018

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Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have recently signed a collaboration agreement to co-finance CDIA’s work with Asian cities in preparing infrastructure projects with climate co-benefits.

Part of the agreement is the provision of a €6-million funding support, which will be contributed by the European Union (€5M) and the AFD (€1M). Both funds will be administered by the AFD.

How Pro-Gender Aspects are Integrated in the Transjogja Bus System

March 23, 2018

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Endah, Sintya, and Ibu Norma are some of the women in Yogyakarta, Indonesia whose lives have been impacted positively by the Transjogja Bus System that CDIA helped to upgrade in 2011. Safety, comfort, accessibility and affordability are features which enabled city residents, particularly women to give this public transportation a try.

CDIA Completes 20-Year Roadmaps for Water Supply and Sanitation in Dushanbe, Gets City Endorsement for a Priority Project

March 22, 2018

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Aware of the infrastructure challenges that go with rapid urbanization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, CDIA is currently assisting the State Unitary Enterprise SUE Dushanbe Vodokanal (DVK) in completing the city’s 20-year roadmaps for its water supply and sanitation systems. Out of the plans, a priority intervention in the Shohmansur District, tagged as Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) first urban sector development project in the country, has been endorsed for further project development by the First Deputy Mayor Mahmadsaid Mahmud Zuvaidzoda.

UCLG-ASPAC Releases its Publication “City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the Countries in Asia and the Pacific”

March 22, 2018

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At the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum held in Kuala Lumpur in February, CDIA’s partner institution, UCLG ASPAC launched the publication, “City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the Countries in Asia and the Pacific.” The comparative study focuses on the institutional frameworks of local governments in 28 countries in Asia and the Pacific, thereby providing a comprehensive summary of the governance conditions in each country.

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