CDIA and MFA Singapore Hold 7th Infrastructure Programming Training Course
March 14, 2016
The 7th Executive Short Course on “Effective Urban Infrastructure Programming” was successfully held from 29 February – 4 March 2016 in Singapore. This week-long training course gathered 23 participants from 8 Asian cities and 3 CDIA National Partner Organizations (NPOs), where participants underwent training sessions that covered the stages of project development featuring Singapore’s experience in sustainable urban infrastructure implantation.
Jointly organized by the Technical Cooperation Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and CDIA, under the Singapore-CDIA Third Country Training Programme (TCTP), the course aimed to provide participants – consisting of city mayors, senior department professionals from the city government, and experts from national institutions – with knowledge in effective urban infrastructure planning and the implementation of infrastructure investment projects, contributing towards the sustainable urban development agenda.
Site visits to various Singapore institutions such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Marina Barrage, Housing Development Board (HDB), Land Transport Authority (LTA) as well as the Singapore Sports Hub provided a source of inspiration from Singapore’s nation building experiences. The participants were also given the opportunity to refine their city project presentations based on their learning throughout the week.