City Interventions

Palembang Urban Transport

Country: Indonesia
City: Palembang

Key Stakeholders and PartnersPalembang City Government; Ministry of Transportation

Project Preparation Study PeriodDecember 2009 – January 2011

CDIA SupportUS$ 402,867

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$35.2 million (National Government)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

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

Key City Development Issues

Like most Asian cities, Palembang is facing urban transport issues arising from rapid population growth, increasing use of private transport modes, limited capacity of existing bridges across the Musi River and lack of systematic transport planning. Recognizing these issues, the City of Palembang requested for CDIA technical support for the review of its Comprehensive Green Transportation Program with the primary aim of identifying priority infrastructure investments that could enhance the urban transport system of the city.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA provided technical assistance to the City of Palembang in the following areas: (i) comprehensive transport sector review, (ii) infrastructure investment planning and programming, (iii) preparing pre-feasibility studies (PFS) of prioritized projects, and (iv) linking these projects to downstream financing.

Expected Development Outcomes

The project is expected to generate benefits to Palembang city residents in terms of: (i) improved transport efficiency (e.g., reduced congestion and reduced travel time); (ii) enhanced environment along the bus corridors (e.g., better air quality and road safety); and (iii) better mobility and accessibility among the poor and disadvantaged sector.

Download: Final Report      


Key City informationLand Area: 400 sq. km.
Population: 1.75 million (2018)
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