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Yerevan’s Journey Toward Sustainable Mobility

"Before the new CNG buses, I avoided public transport, opting for taxis instead," said Armen Kantar, a daily commuter in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital. "Since their ...

Revitalizing Kathmandu Valley Toward a Sustainable Urban Transformation

Kathmandu Valley is Nepal’s largest urban agglomeration. Recently, it has experienced unprecedented population growth, leading to uncontrolled urbanization and encroachment on its ecological and cultural ...

Project Preparation Study for the Bangladesh Smart Cities Development Now Underway

The ongoing cooperation between the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Bangladesh’s Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Cooperatives, and ADB-CDIA – to undertake a ...

Moving from Strategies to Bankable and Climate-Resilient Investment Projects

ADB-CDIA, through its Capacity Development Specialist Kathleen Jovellanos, participated as a resource person for the deep dive masterclass on screening and prioritizing high-impact projects held ...

Siem Reap on the Path to Becoming a Healthier and Cleaner Tourist City

“The new sewerage system will be extremely helpful for my family and community, as well as for the tourists, as we are a tourist city,” ...

Bringing Water and Sanitation Services to Cambodia’s Provincial Cities

Access to water supply and sanitation services is a major challenge in Cambodia. Out of the country’s 16 million population, 12 million, or 72% lack access ...

CDIA Progress Report for January-June 2023

In its latest Progress Report covering January to June 2023, CDIA highlighted its milestones as it started on a new five-year strategy period. The interactive report ...

Zu Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit and Its Life-Changing Impacts

“The Peshawar BRT played a major role in expanding my search for employment in distant precincts, which otherwise would not have been possible due to ...

8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum Calls for Strengthened Partnerships Toward Crisis-Resilient Cities

The Asia and the Pacific region – home to 54% of the global urban population – is facing multiple, interlinked crises such as the COVID-19 ...

CDIA Reaches Final Milestone in its Project Preparation Study in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

CDIA on 19 October 2023 conducted a final workshop with city government representatives, development partners, and other stakeholders involved in the project preparation study (PPS) ...

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