Australia, New Zealand, ADB, World Bank Join Forces to Improve Pacific Infrastructure

News Release | 20 August 2008

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick today launched a new Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility.

This joint initiative will greatly assist Pacific Island Countries to overcome the significant challenges they face in linking people to vital services and make progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.