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CDIA Revitalizes Partnerships with National Project Development Agencies

In three separate meetings, CDIA discussed with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of Cambodia, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) (PT SMI) of Indonesia, and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines concrete ways of accelerating infrastructure project development in the three countries. “We would like to reinforce our partnerships with these ...

Accelerating City-wide Slum Alleviation in Indonesia

Indonesia’s policy on slum alleviation has sought to improve the living conditions in slum areas by improving the access to public services, such as potable water, sanitation, drainage, and solid waste management etc. While these initiatives have reduced the number of slums and improved basic services, the government saw the need to review existing initiatives ...

New Bus Lanes Designed by Local Staff with Support from CDIA Now in Effect

As part of the government’s effort to optimize public transport system, additional bus lanes have been implemented recently in Shartava and Kostava Streets, Baratishvili Rise and Robakidze Avenue in Tbilisi City, Georgia. These bus priority measures are intended to provide major savings in terms of journey time and operating costs, while improving service reliability. Passengers ...

Interim Workshop Recalibrates the YUSIP Study to Focus on Water Supply

On 12 December 2018, CDIA held the interim workshop for the project preparation study (PPS) related to the Yangon Urban Services Improvement Project (YUSIP) in Myanmar. A key objective was to report on the progress of the activities under Phase I of the PPS and agree on the direction of ...

Building CapaCITIES: Insights from CDIA’s Capacity Development Advisor

It is standard for CDIA to closely monitor the status of its infrastructure investment projects, i.e. the cities it worked with, the expected number of beneficiaries, which projects got linked to finance, and their intended results and impacts, etc. Yet, there is another aspect of CDIA – its capacity development ...

CDIA Book Describes Work on Capacity Development and Contributions to Development Goals

At the recent CDIA event on the “11 Years of Co-management in Preparing Sustainable Infrastructure Projects with Cities,” a new CDIA book was unveiled, which describes its efforts in building the capacity of its partner cities; and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and key development impacts. Bridging Cities, People and ...

CDIA in the Philippines: Back to Where We Started

The Philippines is a country of many beginnings for CDIA. For one, it is the venue of the international conference, “Investing in Asia’s Urban Future,” which paved the way for the establishment of CDIA as an approach to address gaps in infrastructure project development and financing in Asia and the ...

Season’s Greetings!

Dear CDIA Partners, As 2018 comes to a close, allow us to express our gratitude to all those we have had the honor to work with in the past 11 years. Having been able to support 95 cities in 19 countries in preparing sustainable infrastructure projects is a milestone we couldn’t ...

11 Years of Investing in Asia’s Urban Future

As another year comes to a close, we look back to what CDIA has accomplished with Asian cities, regional and national partner organizations, network partners, funders and other stakeholders. It was through everyone’s commitment that we are making headway in inclusive, resilient and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. From ...

City-to-City Learning Exchange Conducted for the Kaili Transport Hub Project

The second phase of CDIA’s capacity development support for the Kaili East Green Public Transport Hub Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project was conducted on October 8-11, 2018. Through this activity, key personnel from the Kaili City government had fruitful city-to-city learning exchange workshops with Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Kaili is the ...

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