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Tbilisi Accelerates Shift to Sustainable Mobility

Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi is undergoing significant changes with the upgrading of its public transport system. With massive work still needing to be done, CDIA’s advisory and project preparation support will help facilitate the city’s shift to sustainable mobility. From 19-25 January, CDIA’s Program Manager Neil Chadder led various kick-off meetings with ...

CDIA Begins Work in 20th Partner Country

CDIA has formally set up its project preparation study (PPS) in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the 20th country to welcome CDIA’s support in infrastructure development. CDIA will work with the Government of Uzbekistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to identify and prepare priority infrastructure projects to be included in the ...

CDIA and Lao Government Forge Partnership to Develop Infrastructure Projects in Select Cities

CDIA recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of Lao People’s Democratic Republic to work together to address urgent development needs in the cities of Pakse, Luang Prabang and Kaysone Phomvihane. Khanthavy Thaiphachanh, Director General of the Department of Housing and Urban Planning of MPWT ...

CDIA Shares Project Design Innovations to Manage Water Pollution in Huangshan City

In the knowledge sharing and exchange session held 17-18 December 2019 in Huangshan City, People’s Republic of China, CDIA presented key innovations and international best practices in water pollution management to city representatives and stakeholders. These are expected to add value to the efforts of the Huangshan Municipal Government (HMG) ...

12 Years of Shaping Infrastructure Investments in Asia and the Pacific

From 2007 to December 2019, CDIA has supported 111 cities across 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific. As a result of CDIA interventions, 77 PPSs and 153 projects in 87 cities have been successfully linked to an estimated $11.2 billion investment. In 2019, CDIA has completed 10 PPSs in 21 ...

Baguio City Takes Steps to Ease Water Pollution

Balili River in Baguio City, Philippines flows through the Valley of Colors, famous for its cluster of houses turned into a huge, vibrant piece of art. Yet, the dull waters of the river imply that the Baguio Sewage Treatment Plant (BSTP) barely two kilometers away is inadequate in stemming water ...

Climate Vulnerability Study to Help Shape Investments in Four Cambodian Cities

At the workshop held 19 November 2019 in Phnom Penh, CDIA presented the results of its Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment for the cities of Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong. The study, with support from Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the European Union, will guide the prioritization of investments for ...

Green Infrastructure Investments Set to Enhance Pakse’s Natural Beauty

An excellent place to get a perspective of Pakse is from Wat Phousalao on a hilltop, where a golden Buddha sits still, watching over the city. One could easily think it is by divine intervention that Pakse is endowed with natural beauty. The Mekong and Xedon rivers and the nearby ...

CDIA Initiates City Engagement to Prepare AFD’s Climate Resilience and Urban Development Project in Bac Kan and Ha Nam

From 6-12 October 2019, CDIA conducted site visits and met with provincial and city-level officials of Bac Kan and Phu Ly in Vietnam, two cities identified under the proposed Climate Resilience in Bac Kan and Ha Nam Project (CRBH). With support from Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) and the European Union, ...

Today is World Cities Day!

In line with the theme of “Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations,” how does CDIA contribute to shaping the cities of tomorrow? What are some of its innovative approaches to address challenges and ensure a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban future? “Stimulating innovation is a ...

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