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KMC keen on hi-tech dumping

July 24, 2009

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KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is doing groundwork to dispose garbage using new technologies. A study draft on scientific disposal of city garbage and the management of Bishnumati river corridor is at its final stage. “We have already completed 85 per cent of the study. The study started in February and will end in […]

Policy Forum: sustainable transport solutions for liveable cities

July 23, 2009

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SINGAPORE: Sustainable transportation solutions are critical for the long-term viability of a liveable city, say experts, academia and policy makers at a Policy Forum jointly organised by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Cities Development Initiatives for Asia (CDIA) and LTA Academy today. Titled “Sustainable Transportation Solutions for Liveable Cities”, the organisers invited Mr Enrique […]

Results of SRP technical study “very promising”

July 22, 2009

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CEBU, Philippines: The Asian Development Bank through the Cities Development Initiative for Asia submitted yesterday the results of the six months technical study it made on several needed infrastructures at the South Road Properties. Foreign consultants led by Peter Cumming, CDIA-SRP team leader, said that the results of the initial study are very promising as […]

CDIA feasibility studies up for Iloilo major projects

July 21, 2009

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ILOILO: TWO major development infrastructure projects for Iloilo City and Guimaras are upcoming after feasibility studies covering the proposed Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal System (GIFTS) and the downtown Central Business District (CBD) revitalization projects were presented this week to City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and other city officials. Said studies were conducted by the Cities Development […]

Panel suggests restructuring of Chennai Corporation

July 20, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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