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ADB, Indonesia Join Forces on Tackling Plastic Debris in the Sea

News from Country Offices | 2 May 2019

NADI, FIJI (2 May 2019) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Mr. Bambang Susantono (second from left) and Indonesia's Minister of National Development Planning and ADB Alternate Governor Mr. Bambang Brodjonegoro (second from right) signed a Letter of Intent on Collaboration in Areas of Mutual Interest. The signing was held on 2 May 2019 at the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB's Board of Governors in Nadi, Fiji. The Letter of Intent outlines a commitment between ADB and the National Development Planning Agency to collaborate on "South–South and Triangular Cooperation," particularly with Pacific countries, on the reduction of marine plastics debris in Indonesia and the wider region of ASEAN and Pacific countries. The collaboration will include technical assistance and knowledge sharing for marine plastic debris solutions, including support to enable policies and regulations, promote private sector engagement, and enhance development partnerships and financing.