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Colombo to Cagayan de Oro,
All the news from around CDIA
June 1, 2018
Back to back with the GIZ’s Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) Conference, CDIA and UNESCAP jointly pioneered the training on “How do I implement the Global Agenda in My City” on May 18, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 28, 2018
The coal-dependent cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe and Shuangyashan in the Eastern Heilongjiang Region of People’s Republic of China (PRC) are beset with economic decline and environmental degradation. Towards developing a non-coal economy and improving the environment and living conditions in the region, CDIA has recently provided technical assistance under the Coal-Rich Cities Redevelopment Project. After 60 years of coal-mining, how can cities shift their economies to the benefit of their residents?
May 28, 2018
On May 17-18, 2018, the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPPC) of the Philippines, in collaboration with CDIA conducted a training workshop to enable seven local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines to develop their own PPP project concept note.
May 22, 2018
The lack of efficient water supply and sanitation services is a deterrent to Darkhan’s vision of a ‘Smart and Green City’ by 2028. Four years after CDIA helped the city plan for the modernization and expansion of its water and sanitation systems, positive reforms have started to take shape. How did Darkhan translate its plans into actual infrastructure projects? What facilitated the transformation?
May 16, 2018
On May 2, 2018, Norbert Barthle, Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Hubert Fuchs, Austrian Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) visited Valenzuela City, Philippines where they saw the progress of a CDIA-assisted flood risk management project.
Secretaries Barthle and Fuchs were joined by German Ambassador to the Philippines Gordon Kricke and Austrian Ambassador to the Philippines Bita Rasoulian, together with other officials of BMZ and BMF, and representatives from GIZ, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CDIA.
April 30, 2018
Once a small village popular for its market on Mondays, Dushanbe grew to become Tajikistan’s largest and capital city. While it has been growing in both population and space, its infrastructure and services have been lagging behind and can hardly meet the needs of its citizens. With support from the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank and CDIA however, things are coming around for the city’s water and sanitation systems. How will city residents benefit from this collaboration?
April 27, 2018
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.
April 27, 2018
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.”
April 24, 2018
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.
April 23, 2018
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?