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 an additional $2.87 million assistance for the Port Vila Urban Development Project to further help Vanuatu achieve sustainable urban development through improved access to sanitation, drainage facilities, and roads.
Online registration is now open for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to be held on 4-7 May 2017 at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan.
An ADB program received support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to assist seven Pacific island countries to transition to renewable energy.
ADB is to provide an additional $9 million grant to support the Kiribati Road Rehabilitation Project. The project is also being supported by the World Bank and the Government of Australia.
ADB has approved a $225,000 grant to help reduce poverty in Timor-Leste by funding long-term improvements in the volume and quality of coffee produced by smallholder farmers.
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 3 January 2017