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 $36.6 million in grants to help fund the delivery of low-cost, high quality internet service in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, and Nauru.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $21.3 million grant to help upgrade the Aiwo boat harbor in Nauru, which will make it the country’s first fully functioning international port.
ADB, the European Union, and the governments of Australia and Nauru today commissioned two generators which will provide safe, reliable, and efficient electricity supply to the people and businesses of Nauru.
ADB operations—comprising approvals of loans and grants, technical assistance, and cofinancing—reached $28.9 billion in 2017 in its continued efforts to help meet Asia and the Pacific’s development needs.
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.
The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:
|New Year's Day||January 1 (Tuesday)|
|Australia Day||January 28 (Monday)|
|Good Friday||April 19 (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||April 22 (Monday)|
|Anzac Day||April 25 (Thursday)|
|Queen's Birthday||June 10 (Monday)|
|Labour Day||October 7 (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||December 25 (Wednesday)|
|Boxing Day||December 26 (Thursday)|
|New Year's Eve||December 31 (Tuesday)|