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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The Governments of New Zealand and Samoa, ADB, and the EU today launched the Fuluasou hydropower component of the cofinanced project which will help the country cut its reliance on fossil fuel and increase energy security.
A six-member delegation from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors joined the Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi to inaugurate ADB’s new Extended Mission in Samoa.
A long-running program to improve the business environment in the Pacific has succeeded in removing numerous barriers to private sector investment and entrepreneurship, according to an ADB report released today.
Infrastructure needs in the region will exceed $26 trillion through 2030—including climate change mitigation and adaptation costs—if the region is to maintain growth, according to a new report by ADB.
Lending institutions in Samoa will be able to provide credit to more businesses following the launch of an online registry that makes it easier to accept movable property as collateral.
The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:
|New Year's Day||January 2 (Monday)|
|Australia Day||January 26 (Thursday)|
|Good Friday||April 14 (Friday)|
|Easter Monday||April 17 (Monday)|
|Anzac Day||April 25 (Tuesday)|
|Queen's Birthday||June 12 (Monday)|
|Labour Day||October 2 (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||December 25 (Monday)|
|Boxing Day||December 26 (Tuesday)|
|New Year's Eve||December 29 (Friday) in lieu of December 31|
Last updated: as of 24 April 2017