FOUR municipal centres, including Suva City, have been identified for infrastructural assistance by the City Development Initiative for Asia to the tune of $80million.
According to program co-ordinator Emiel Wegelin, the viability of the projects is unquestionable.
Mr Wegelin said the other centres earmarked for assistance were Lami, Nasinu and Nausori towns.
"We have already identified a package for the municipal centres which will benefit them ù the three areas of concern are transportation, drainage and flood management," Mr Wegelin said.
Mr Wegelin said CDIA was assisting Asia-Pacific cities bridge the gap between their development plans and financing of their infrastructure investments with emphasis on urban environmental improvement, urban poverty reduction, climate change mitigation or adaptation and improved governance.
"Our highest priority projects include urban transport, drainage and flood management and capacity development," he said.
"The rationale behind urban transport is to reduce the drift from buses and taxis and improvement of road networks because traffic and congestion is a fact of life and cost time and money.
"For the flood management project, we will undertake comprehensive drainage networks."