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 has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen its long-term economic growth prospects as well as support and develop the country’s capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
David Hill has assumed office as the new Country Director of ADB's Papua New Guinea Resident Mission in Port Moresby.
ADB will invest $1.5 million to assist Fiji’s Presidency of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC and join the Government of Fiji’s COP 23 Advisory Panel.
More infrastructure investments are needed to support growth in Asia and the Pacific and combat climate change, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said in his opening address at the 50th Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors.
ADB annual operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history last year as regional demand for development finance and knowledge — particularly on infrastructure — continues to grow.
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