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Effective Operation and Maintenance Key to Improving Water Services in West Georgia

August 22, 2019


Significant investments are transforming the water supply and sanitation services in Kutaisi, Poti, Anaklia, Ureki and Zugdidi in West Georgia. Despite these, non-revenue water (NRW) and energy costs remain high, and the cities grapple with their new water infrastructure systems.

How to ensure continuous and high quality water services towards better health and environment? The Operational Performance Assessment and Improvement Action Plan provides insights in addressing key operational management issues.

Supporting People-Focused, Innovation-driven Development in Chongqing City

August 19, 2019


The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) is considered as one of the three key growth engines to ensure economic development in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). With support from CDIA, Chongqing City in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River is pursuing a development path where human capital and technological innovations are driving green […]

CDIA Completes the YUSIP Study, Passes the Baton to ADB for Loan Processing

August 12, 2019


The workshop held recently in Myanmar marked the successful completion of CDIA’s project preparation study (PPS) for the Yangon Urban Services Improvement Project (YUSIP).

It also signaled the handing over of the study to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for project processing, leading to the proposed loan for enhancing Yangon’s livability and resilience.

New Knowledge Product: Guidebook on Joint Venture for Local Government Units

August 9, 2019


How can local governments in the Philippines engage with the private sector to undertake public-private partnership (PPP) for their infrastructure projects?

The “Guidebook on Joint Venture for Local Government Units” provides insights and instructions in doing PPPs through joint ventures (JVs). It was developed by the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) of the Philippines with support from CDIA.

CDIA and MPWT Sign Agreement, Launch Climate Vulnerability Study in Cambodian Cities

August 6, 2019


CDIA and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) signed a technical assistance (TA) agreement on 29 July 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It marked the start of the Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (VAA) in the cities of Battambang, Kampot, Kratie and Chhlong.

“The project will enable us to invest in our secondary cities and strengthen their resilience for the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of citizens,” said His Excellency Heng Rathpiseth, MPWT’s Director General of Public Works during his Opening Remarks.

The Fear of Flood is Gone: Integrated Approach to Reducing Vulnerability to Flood Risks

July 23, 2019


“We were constantly inundated and it got worse during typhoon season. Now, the fear of flood is gone – we can sleep soundly at night; and with the kids’ school just around the corner, they can easily attend classes even during heavy rains, and also go home for lunch.”

Mrs. Ladera, a resident of Valenzuela City recounted how her life changed after moving to Disiplina Village, the biggest in-city relocation site and public rental housing project in the Philippines. It hosts 4,800 informal settler families (ISF) mostly from flood- and disaster-prone areas in the city. It is part of the government’s integrated approach to reducing its vulnerability to flood risks.

Call for Expression of Interest: Development and Mainstreaming of CDIA Climate Tools

July 22, 2019


Consultancy firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the development and mainstreaming of CDIA climate tools.

Request for Proposal: Communication Roadmap Implementation

July 22, 2019


Communications/Public Relations Agencies are invited to submit their proposal to support CDIA in implementing a communication roadmap to positively highlight the goals, milestones and results of its climate and urban infrastructure projects.

CDIA is Back in Pakse, and This Time It’s to Improve Livability

June 28, 2019


It was in 2009 when CDIA first came to the City of Pakse in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) to support them in their vision to become a Green City. CDIA’s technical assistance was officially linked to financing in 2012 under Asian Development Bank’s Pakse Urban Environmental Infrastructure Urban Project (PUEIP) for a total of USD 15.9 million (in loan) and USD 3.25 million (in grant).

Ten years after in May 2019, CDIA re-engaged with key officials in Pakse. This time to help the city enhance its livability.

CDIA to help shape ADB’s Livable Cities Investment Program in Lao PDR

June 26, 2019


A joint CDIA-ADB mission conducted last 23 to 31 May marked the first phase of a three-year project preparation period leading to infrastructure investments under ADB’s Livable Cities Program in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consultation meetings and site visits were held in three cities: Savannakhet (Kaysonephimvihane), Pakse and Luang Prabang under the strategic guidance of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT).

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