The flooding in parts of Nuku’alofa is a testimony to an ad-hoc decision-making process in the urban development of Nuku’alofa, Tukua Tonga, the director of the Urban Planning Unit of the Ministry of Land, said today. Flooding during this week’s heavy downfalls of rain, has closed some schools and businesses, made roads impassable, and caused community concern over the associated health risks.
A car windscreen was smashed with a shovel in a confrontation between a road-worker and a tourism operator after tensions rose last week during one of many long closures of the main road to Kanokupolu.
Multi-million pa’anga projects to improve public roads throughout Tonga over the next two years have started while others are on the drawing board to be financed under three different programs funded by Chinese loans and a grant from the Asian Development Bank.
From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Minute No. 19
Monday night, 28 June 2004