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Panel suggests restructuring of Chennai Corporation

July 20, 2009

CHENNAI: The committee of international experts, appointed by the Chennai corporation to review the city development plan (CDP), has suggested in its interim report that the local body be restructured to enable it to handle greater responsibilities.

Infrastructure boom waiting to happen in Kochi

July 19, 2009

Investments in infrastructure are flowing into Kochi in a never before fashion, promising to change the face of the city. The Cities Development Initiative Asia (CDIA) is the latest to pump in money. The initiative, assisting Asian cities to bridge the infrastructure investment gap, has offered Rs.450 crore. The money will be added to the […]

GTZ extends P4.7M to MIGEDC

July 18, 2009

THE GERMAN Technical Cooperation (GTZ) extended a P4.7 million grant, under its Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), to boost Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council’s (MIGEDC) urban management capabilities.The grant will be used for the preparation of a pre-feasibility study for an Ecological Port at the Rotary Park near the wharf; the preservation of heritage […]

ADB and Germany Launch Initiative to Address Asia’s Urban Challenges

July 17, 2009

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – ADB and the German Government today launched a joint initiative that will help improve the lives of up to 200 million people in Asia’s growing cities. The new Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), announced at the end of a conference on Investing in Asia’s Urban Future, will support local governments in […]

Donor initiative launched to address needs of Asia’s growing cities

July 17, 2009

MANILA (AP) — The populations of Asia’s already crammed cities will rise by 1.1 billion in the next 20 years, and rising pollution and poor infrastructure will make lives more miserable without effective urban management, the Asian Development Bank warned Tuesday. The Manila-based bank and the German government launched the Cities Development Initiative for Asia […]

Moving from strategies to bankable investment projects

June 22, 2009

Recently the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) staged a regional workshop on the theme of supporting cities in Asia to fill the infrastructure investment planning and programming gap. The event was organized by two of CDIA’s partner organizations, Capacity Building International Germany (InWEnt) and the German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GTZ) and brought together […]

Moving from strategies to bankable investment projects

June 22, 2009

Recently the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) staged a regional workshop on the theme of supporting cities in Asia to fill the infrastructure investment planning and programming gap.

World Urban Forum Five – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: March 22-26, 2010

March 29, 2009

World Urban Forum Five – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: March 22-26, 2010

Project Overview: Surakarta, Indonesia

March 15, 2009

Surakarta is also known by the name “Solo” – “Surakarta” is used in formal and official contexts. The city is situated in the province of central Java. The eastern part of the town is bordered by Bengawan Solo River, the longest river on Java. Project Overview: Surakarta, Indonesia City: SURAKARTA Key Sectors: URBAN TRANSPORT Status: […]

Project Overview: Pakse, Lao PDR

March 7, 2009

Pakse is a city situated in southern Laos, at the confluence of the Xedone and Mekong Rivers. It is the largest city in Champasak province and is the gateway to the Bolovens Plateau. Pakse is located about 30 km east of the Lao/Thai border town of Chong Mek and about 60 km east of Ubon […]

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