8 Feb 2013

Vice-President of Asian Development Bank visiting Papua New Guinea

11:35 am on 8 February 2013

The Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank is visiting project sites in Papua New Guinea next week.

The visit by Stephen Groff will also involve discussions with top government officials about ADB's assistance programme.

Mr Groff will meet with Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, the Treasurer and the ADB Governor Don Polye, and other senior government officials and development partners.

The parties will discuss the ADB's work in infrastructure improvement, private sector development, economic management, and regional cooperation, as well as opportunities to further strengthen ADB's Country Partnership Strategy with PNG.

Since joining the Asian Development Bank in 1971, PNG has received 75 loans worth 1.5 billion US dollars, and 148 Technical Assistance projects worth 63 million.