CDIA At A Glance!
January 27, 2015
Since 2007, CDIA has supported 96 medium-sized cities in 17 Asian countries with 46 project prioritization exercises and 70 completed Pre-Feasibility Studies (PFSs).
Forty-five PFS projects in 30 cities are linked to finance through entering into a Feasibility Study (FS) phase funded by an International Financing Institution (IFI) or Bilateral Agency, or through a signed letter of intent for entering into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) or through funding received from other financing institutions. For 13 of these projects, construction has started or has been completed. The total expected investment for these 45 projects amounts to approximately USD 5.3 billion that is expected to benefit at least 10 million people once the projects become operational. Further updates will be available in February through our Web site.
PFS projects completed between October and December 2014 include Harbin and Lincang in China:
Harbin: This project aims to find a technical and financial feasible solution to develop a world-class campus in association with one or several private sector sponsor(s) which can design, build, operate, manage, and maintain training sites and teaching facilities in the Harbin Vocational and Technical College campus. It envisions providing training for up to 20,000 students and 100,000 unemployed people yearly. At the same time, the campus can offer training for up to 100,000 personnel staff per year for companies and industries established in Harbin.
Lincang: CDIA PFS provides sustainable solutions to package components to solve infrastructure bottle neck issues such as underdeveloped water supply systems, low wastewater collection and treatment capacity; and the lack of proper waste water treatment systems and facilities. The major activities include providing technical and financial feasibilities for the proposed projects; paying specific attention to environmental sustainability and socio-economic effect; improving governance by means of competence training and technical exchange with local authorities’ staff; providing an action plan for subsequent implementation; and facilitate projects to apply for ADB financing.