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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Enhanced connectivity through ICTs and transport infrastructure development are some of the efforts needed to increase economic opportunities, among others, says the latest issue of ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor.
ADB has appointed Ma. Carmela Locsin as the new Director General for its Pacific Department. Ms. Locsin, who assumed office today, is the first woman to head the department.
Australia has provided AU$400,000 ($306,000) in additional financing to the ongoing commercial transformation of the Banco Nacional de Comércio de Timor-Leste’s supported by ADB.
A training program supported by ADB's PSDI to help more Fijian women reach leadership and board positions in South Pacific Stock Exchange-listed companies was launched in Suva today.
ADB and the Governments of the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia have signed 3 grant agreements worth $16.8 million to improve the quality of basic education in the two Pacific island countries.
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)|