City Interventions

Cagayan de Oro Waste and Watershed Management

Country: Philippines
City: Cagayan de Oro

Key Stakeholders and PartnersCagayan de Oro City Government; Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Project Preparation Study PeriodJune 2011 – March 2013

CDIA SupportUS$ 316,287

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$ 2.8 million (National/Local Government)

Infrastructure sectorsSolid Waste Management
Flood/Drainage Management

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Good Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Cagayan de Oro, a highly urbanized city with about 700,000 inhabitants and a land area of 400 sq km, serves as the regional center and business hub of the Northern Mindanao Region of the Philippines.  In 2013, CDIA completed its technical assistance to the city in preparing a pre-feasibility study (PFS) on Integrated Urban Infrastructure Investment Program. Formulated in close collaboration with local stakeholders, the PFS recommended measures to address issues affecting the city particularly on solid waste management, wastewater management and watershed management.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities included: (i) preparation of PFS of an Integrated Urban Infrastructure Investment Program for Cagayan de Oro City focused on solid waste management, wastewater management and watershed management; (ii) preparation of a Resettlement Plan to address the informal settlements along the riverbank of Cagayan de Oro River; (iii) assistance to Cagayan de Oro City in the identification of financial resources, particularly from the private sector, to implement the integrated urban infrastructure investment program; and (iv) identification of capacity gaps in the local government unit and development of a complementary plan that allows the LGU to successfully implement the integrated urban infrastructure investment program.

Expected Development Outcomes

Long-term project benefits include: (i) improved environment through sustainable solid waste management, drainage and wastewater treatment; (ii) reduced GHG emissions through improvements in waste collection and disposal; and (iii) improved living conditions through on-site improvements, better water quality and reduced risk of flooding.


Key City informationLand Area: 400 sq. km.
Population: 700,000 (2018)
City website: n/a

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