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October 29, 2019
On two separate occasions, CDIA shared its practices on safeguards and project prioritization with the technical staff of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines.
Both sessions aimed to increase the know-how on CDIA’s approaches which PPP Center may cascade in their own technical assistance to cities; and apply in project preparation studies jointly identified by CDIA and PPP Center.
October 21, 2019
At the Seventh Asia Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang Malaysia, CDIA and other members of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) organized an urban innovation session where they shared opportunities and innovative practices on climate adaptation infrastructure investments.
At the session conducted 16 October 2019, some 35 city representatives and development partners had a fruitful exchange looking at the sufficiency of funding, institutional capacity, sustainability and resilience standards, and cooperation among players to make the necessary urban investments possible. The session was chaired by Clement Larrue of Agence Francaise de Developpement.
October 21, 2019
At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum held from 15-17 October 2019 in Penang, Malaysia, CDIA joined UCLG-ASPAC and local executives from the Philippines, Indonesia and Pakistan in sharing their experiences on municipal finance and how a robust financial architecture can help address issues of poverty and achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific Cities.
October 11, 2019
The cities of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha and Muzzaffargarh in Punjab Province, Pakistan lack essential services to foster human development and economic growth. Like Sargodha’s water treatment plant that dates back to 1925, many other facilities are outdated and inoperable due to years of neglect, lack of maintenance and insufficient budget support.
Through the project preparation study (PPS) supported by CDIA, investment projects have been identified to upgrade the basic infrastructure and services in the four cities, while making them more resilient, inclusive and competitive.
October 11, 2019
CDIA, together with members of Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), a coalition working to mobilize investments in low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure will host an Urban Innovation Session on the 16th of October 2019 at 15:30-17:00 at Room #9.
October 9, 2019
Continuous or 24×7 water supply through the distribution network is still a distant aim for Panaji in India. While the city has adequate water resources and the service coverage is high, supply is provided intermittently for only 2-8 hours a day. Most residents rely on their own storage tanks to have sufficient water for the rest of the day.
To achieve 24×7 water supply through the network, the city government worked with CDIA in completing a project preparation study (PPS) that recommended a range of investments to address the primary challenge of bringing the water system under control and modernizing its operations.
October 9, 2019
The St. Inez Creek, flowing through Panaji City in India, was once a beautiful stream where people could safely swim and fish in its waters. But the years of neglect, indiscriminate disposal of wastewater and solid waste, and inappropriate road crossings blocking the flow have turned it into an open sewer, posing a serious health threat to the residents.
To restore it to its pristine glory, the St. Inez Creek Rejuvenation Project was initiated by Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL), a special purpose vehicle created to manage the Smart City programme for Panaji.
October 4, 2019
How can secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific ensure that the various transport modal solutions are developed towards an integrated public transport network?
The CDIA-led session on “Integrating Low Carbon Solutions in City Transport System,” held 2 October 2019 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in the Philippines served as a venue for showcasing good practices of cities in pursuing broad sector reforms to address in a holistic and integrated way their urban mobility challenges. It was part of the weeklong “Urban Transport for Livable Cities Forum” organized by ADB and its partners.
September 17, 2019
CDIA participated in the “Linking Infrastructure Projects to Finance Training Course” delivered by PT SMI on August 29-30, 2019 in Balikpapan, Indonesia.
The capacity building activity aimed to enhance the knowledge of cities and regencies in the Province of East Kalimantan on financing modalities and sources for their infrastructure projects. It likewise served as a platform for them to present, and get feedback on the projects they wish to develop and the appropriate financing option.
August 27, 2019
How can the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while ensuring effective management of urbanization, environmental protection and inclusive growth?
The 5th ASEAN Mayors Forum held 26-28 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand sought to offer solutions to this key challenge. CDIA, through its Urban Development Specialist Chee Anne Roño served as a panelist in one of the sessions on Digital ASEAN, where she discussed how to build the enabling environment at the city level.