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 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.
ADB and The University of the South Pacific have signed a cooperation agreement to boost knowledge collaboration between the two organizations.
ADB has approved a new Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility which will finance a series of renewable energy projects and sector reform in the smallest 11 Pacific island countries.
ADB Board of Directors have approved a multitranche financing facility not exceeding $866.5 million to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to fund the rehabilitation, upgrade, and maintenance of the country's Highlands Highway.
ADB is partnering with governments, communities, and the private sector to help improve the availability and quality of clean and affordable sustainable power in the Pacific region, says a new ADB report.
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)|