City Interventions

Surabaya Urban Transport

Country: Indonesia
City: Surabaya

Key Stakeholders and PartnersSurabaya Planning and Development; National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas)

Project Preparation Study PeriodAugust 2012 - February 2013

CDIA SupportUS$ 250,000

Expected Downstream Financing$10 million (local financing institution)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

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

Key City Development Issues

The poor quality of the city’s public transport system led to the extensive use of private vehicles, which in turn resulted in constant traffic jams in the city. In response to this, the city government was preparing plans to support the implementation of a monorail/tramway mass transport network to provide high-quality urban transport to its citizens.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities included a) preparation of a pre-feasibility study (PFS) on urban transport with a focus on supporting the development of a monorail/tramway system; b) Linkage of the PFS with potential financiers; and c) assistance to the city in strengthening its own capacity for improved infrastructure provision.

Expected Development Outcomes

The development of an efficient public transport system is expected to reduce CO2 emissions and pollution, and increase mobility and accessibility for urban lower and middle-income residents.

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Key City informationSurabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city is situated on the northern shore of eastern Java at the mouth of the Mas River and along the edge of the Madura Strait. The city’s principal exports include sugar, tobacco and coffee.

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