Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)
The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, academia, media and other key stakeholders in the region.
PLCO’s responsibilities include:
- promoting private sector development across all 14 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, which is co-financed by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand;
- hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society;
- coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility; and
- facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination.
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ADB's Board of Directors has approved a total of $15 million in financing for the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program which will help strengthen Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu’s resilience to disasters.
ADB joined the Government of Palau to celebrate the arrival of the country’s first high speed broadband internet connection in a ceremony at the Palau National Museum today.
Countries in the Pacific should step up their efforts to adapt to more extreme weather conditions and mitigate disaster risks to improve the region’s economic growth prospects, according to ADB's latest Pacific Economic Monitor.
ADB has provided a $200,000 grant to the Government of Vanuatu in the wake of volcanic eruptions on Ambae Island, Penama province in Vanuatu.
Australia is providing a AU$3.3million grant ($2.61 million) as additional financing to help fund the preparation of the proposed Nauru Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity Project, supported by ADB.
The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:
|New Year's Day||January 1 (Monday)|
|Australia Day||January 26 (Friday)|
|Good Friday||March 30 (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||April 2 (Monday)|
|Anzac Day||April 25 (Wednesday)|
|Queen's Birthday||June 11 (Monday)|
|Labour Day||October 1 (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||December 25 (Tuesday)|
|Boxing Day||December 26 (Wednesday)|
|New Year's Eve||December 31 (Monday)|
Last updated: as of 4 January 2018