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CDIA Interacts With Clean Energy Community at ACEF 2019

June 24, 2019


With the intent to contribute to the discussion on clean energy, CDIA participated in the “ADB on the Ground,” a knowledge networking event under the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019. Over 200 participants comprising project developers, investors, government officials, academia and financiers participated in the session, which was conducted on June 19, 2019 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

Balikpapan Examines Alternative Raw Water Sources to Meet its Current and Future Water Needs

June 10, 2019


Water supply connection in Balikpapan City, Indonesia has steadily increased in the past few years. Due to limited sources however, production has remained constant, resulting in lower levels of supply for each household. To help the city meet its current and future water needs, CDIA has completed a pre-feasibility study (PFS) that explored strategic alternative raw water sources and proposed corresponding infrastructure sub-projects.

CDIA Marks Halfway Point of Livability and Resilience Study in Matara

June 6, 2019


An interim workshop that marks the halfway point of the ongoing integrated urban development project preparation study (PPS) was conducted on May 30, 2019 in Matara City, Sri Lanka. The PPS is the first project to be implemented under the CDIA and Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) cooperation with support from the European Union (EU), which aims to improve the livability and resilience of Matara and the Greater Matara Area.

Bringing Out the Unique Charm of Banda Aceh

June 3, 2019


Many people came to know Banda Aceh when it was severely hit by a tsunami in 2004, which claimed thousands of lives and destroyed livelihoods. What they might have missed to learn is that this Indonesian city is called the “Veranda of Mecca” because it is the first gateway of Islam in the archipelago.

Islamic influence is reflected in the daily life of its people and architecture, thus in the aftermath of the tsunami, the need to renew the unique character of the city, along with plans to boost tourism and economic activities became the basis for developing infrastructure investments in its old central business district (CBD).

Singkawang Enhances Water Supply for its Unserved and Low-income Communities

May 27, 2019


In the south zone of Singkawang City, piped water supply is available to only 2% of its 48,000 population. Together with CDIA and PT SMI, the city government is now taking steps to improve water services to residents, including those in Segatani Village, home to the city’s largest low-income communities.

CDIA Joins Workshop to Improve the Formulation of Resilient Urban Water Projects

May 10, 2019


CDIA participated in the workshop organized by the Water as Leverage Program on 24-25 April 2019 in Singapore. Initiated by the Dutch government and its partners, the two-day workshop hoped to engage with the cities of Semarang (Indonesia), Khulna (Bangladesh) and Chennai (India) in designing bankable projects that will help address their water challenges.

Project Preparation Study in Matara City Well Underway

April 26, 2019


A project preparation study (PPS) is being undertaken in Matara City, Sri Lanka to improve the resilience and livability of the city and the Greater Matara Area.

CDIA’s Urban Development Specialist, Fabienne Perucca paid a technical visit in the last week of March 2019, where she met with the consulting team, the focal coordinating bodies – Matara Municipal Council and the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development (MMWD), and other key stakeholders to track the progress of the project in preparation for the inception workshop.

Moving from Infrastructure Aspirations to Finance-ready Projects in Luganville City

April 24, 2019|An Rubenecia, Brian Capati and Chee Anne Rono


Luganville in the south pacific island nation of Vanuatu has been suffering from ageing infrastructure and inadequate urban services for its growing population. With support from ADB and CDIA, the government is set to turn things around for this small city, known as a “sleeping giant” in the international tourism industry.

ADB’s Strategy 2030 Operational Plans: Request for Feedback

April 22, 2019


Strategy 2030 sets out what the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should do to respond to the changing needs of the Asia and the Pacific region. This document provides the framework of implementation for the 7 operational priorities of ADB: poverty, gender, climate change, livable cities, food security and rural development, governance, and regional cooperation and integration.

As an ADB-managed Trust Fund, CDIA would like to request for your comments/feedback on the draft operational plans covered under the ADB Strategy 2030. We especially would like to draw attention to Operational Priority 4: Making Cities More Livable.

Participatory Workshops for Slum Alleviation Program in Indonesia

April 16, 2019


Three capacity development workshops were conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia in line with our project preparation study (PPS) on Smart Living or Slum Improvement in Strategic Human Settlement Area (SISHA).

The most recent workshop was conducted on March 15, 2019 with the objective of identifying specific and immediate steps following the conclusion of the CDIA study.

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