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Land users urged to attend consultations on airports safety project

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Pacific Aeronautical Charting Project

The New Zealand Government is investing to improve aviation safety in eight Pacific Countries including Tonga. This is a national project arranged between the Governments of New Zealand and Tonga to improve and promote a safe transportation of passenger, cargo/mail and crew in Tonga.

The project is planned to commence in October 2016 focusing on Fua'amotu Airport (Tongatapu), Lupepau'u Airport (Vava'u), Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Airport (Ha'apai) and Kuini Mata'aho Airport (Niuatoputapu) It will allow for more accurate surveying of runways at the same time checking the landscape for obstacles that could encroach on the flight paths of aircraft. Satellite technology will be used to develop new flight approaches, which will improve the ability of aircraft to land safely, especially in bad weather.

Consultations for land users

Tonga's Ministry of Infrastructure – Civil Aviation Division advised today that it is of vital importance that all land users around the areas of the airports become involved the consultation sessions. The consultations will discuss the activities that are expected to be conducted on their lands in order to meet the objectives of the project, at the same time providing a safer environment for the air transportation operation in Tonga.

“It is therefore with utmost importance that all should attend the consultation sessions that are planned to be carried out before the commencement of the project.

“A letter will be delivered to you again stating the project objectives and work activities that are planned to be conducted in October 2016 for your reference and information. We hope that we will continue to work closely and coordinate during the duration of this project,” the Ministry advised.

People who have further queries about the project or need clarifications are requested to contact the office of the Director of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Tourism, Vaololoa, (Telephone: 23100 Extensions 203, 228 or 115. Email ‘Emeline Fifita  efifita [at] infrastructure [dot] gov [dot] to)

Fanongonongo ki he Poloseki Fakamatala ki he Fefolau'aki he 'ea mo Hono Ngaahi Saati Ma'ae Pasifiki

Kuo tokoni ‘a e Pule’anga Nu’usila ki hono fakalakalaka’I ‘aki ‘a e malu mo e hao ‘o e fefolau’aki Vakapuna ki he ngaahi fonua ‘e 8 ‘I he Pasifiki ‘o kau atu ki ai ‘a Tonga ni. Ko e poloseki fakafonua koeni ‘oku makatu’unga ‘I he va fengaue’aki ‘a e Pule’anga Nu’usila moe Pule’anga Tonga ko hono toe fakalakalaka’I ange ki ha toe tu’unga makehe ‘a e malu moe hao ‘o e fefolau’aki  Vakapuna ‘I hono fakafolau ‘a e kau pasese,uta,moha meili ‘i Tonga ni.

'Oku fakafuofua ke kamata ‘a e poloseki ni ‘I he mahina ko ‘Okatopa ‘i he ngaahi mala’evakapuna ni, Mala’evakapuna Fua’amotu (Tongatapu), Mala’evakapuna Lupepau’u (Vava’u), Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu (Ha’apai) pea mo Kuini Mata’aho (Niuatoputapu). Koe ngaahi savea ni ke toe fakapapa’ui ange ai ‘a e ngaahi to’anga Vakapuna ka ‘I he taimi tatau ki hano toe fakamahino ai ‘a e ngaahi tu’u’anga ‘o ha ngaahi me’a kune fakafe’atungi’ai ‘a e halanga’anga Vakapuna.’Oku ‘I ai ‘a e ngaahi me’a ngaue tekinolosia fakasatelaite ‘e toe ala tokoni ki hono tala ‘o e hala fononga ‘o ha Vakapuna ‘oku malu mo hao ki ha too mai ha vakapuna kae tautefito ki he ngaahi taimi ‘alotamaki.

Potungaue ki he Ngaahi Ngaue Lalahi ‘a e Pule’anga-Tafa’aki Fefolau’aki Vakapuna Sivile

“Makatu’unga ‘I he fiema’u vivili ‘o e ngaue ni,’oku fu’u mahu’inga ‘aupito ki he kau ma’u tofi’a mo ma’u ‘api kotoa pe ‘i he ngaahi ‘elia ofi ki he mala’evakapuna kemou kau mai ki hono taalanga’i ‘a e ngaahi ngaue ‘oku ‘amanaki fakahoko ‘oku kau atu foki kiai mo honau ngaahi ‘api ‘o fakataumu’a pe ki hano toe malu mo haoange ‘o e ‘atakai ki he fefolau’aki vakapuna ‘i Tonga ni. ’Oku ‘amanaki ke fai ‘a e fepotalanoa’aki moe kakai ni ki mu’a pea kamata ‘a e ngaue ki he poloseki ni.”

“‘E toki tufaki atu ha ngaahi tohi koe toe fakama’ala’ala atu pe ‘a e ngaahi taumu’a ngaue ‘o e poloseki ni pehee ki he ngaahi ngaue ‘oku ‘amanaki fakahoko ‘I ‘Okatopa 2016 ke mou me’a kiai. ‘Oku mau fakatauanga ‘e kei hokohoko atu ‘etau fengaue’aki vaofi ki hono fakakakato ‘o e ngaue ni.

“Ka ‘iai ha’o fehu’i pe fiema’u tokoni kataki ‘o fetu’utaki mai ki he ‘ofisi ‘o e Talekita ‘o e Fefolau’aki Vakapuna Sivile ‘i he fika telefoni 23100 Extension 203, 228 pe 115 ‘i he Potungaue Ngaahi Ngaue Lalahi Vaololoa pe ‘imeili mai kia ‘Emeline Fifita efifita [at] infrastructure [dot] gov [dot] to.”

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