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The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated US$30.5 million dollar grant from the Government of Japan.
Friday 12 September 2014 - 1 comment
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The construction of a Government Office Building dubbed the ‘St George Palace’ project funded with a multi-million pa’anga grant from the Chinese Government is expected to start this year at Pangai Si’i, one of the last open green spaces in the Nuku’alofa CBD.
Friday 12 September 2014
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To reduce rural poverty in Tonga there is still a lot more work to do, particularly in the outer islands, IFAD’s Asia Pacific regional director Ms Hoonae Kim said after her first visit to the country this week.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
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The World Bank Group today, 17 July launched a $30 million program to help developing countries reduce costs and improve speed and efficiency of trade at their borders by simplifying their customs procedures.
Thursday 17 July 2014
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Tonga has acquired a septic tank truck and two rear-package trucks for solid and water waste collections for Tongatapu.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
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The public swimming pool situated on the Nuku’alofa seafront at Popua is expected to remain close to the public indefinitely, according to Ports Authority Tonga.
Monday 24 March 2014
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The threat of death by electrocution during flooding in Tongatapu’s heavily-populated areas was a concern during Tropical Cyclone Kofi over the weekend, March 1-2, as Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office pointed out that the power was not shut down in inundated areas.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
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A new Community Hall for the people of Te’ekiu village was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on February 19.
Thursday 20 February 2014
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An electoral and civic education programme held in Nuku’alofa last week was aimed at boosting the institutional capacity of Tonga to undertake elections.
Thursday 23 January 2014
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Tonga’s Mango Tree Centre for the disabled celebrated the handover of a new building gifted by the Government of Japan on 10 December.
Wednesday 11 December 2013
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A new water supply system was handed over to Mala’evakapuna community in Tongatapu on October 4, by the Government of Japan, who funded the construction with a grant of over $207,000 .
Saturday 5 October 2013
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The contract for the conceptual design of a new Tonga Government Office Building complex was signed by representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office and the China Northeast Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd in Nuku’alofa, last Friday 13 September.
Tuesday 17 September 2013 - 1 comment
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Tonga’s government places a top priority on developing solar power in Tongatapu, along with outer islands renewable energy projects, in its new blueprint for infrastructure development over the next five years.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
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The new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme, Haoliang Xu, says it is time to have an honest dialogue with some of its government partners so that they see UNDP, not as a donor, but rather as a trusted development partner: “If we don’t find a breakthrough in this regard, UNDP’s potential to add value to their national development agenda cannot be fully materialized.”
Wednesday 4 September 2013
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Severe flooding in low-lying areas of Nuku’alofa, and the stagnation of flood and waste waters in homes and schools is expected to ease in some areas following the completion in December of a five-year multi-million Integrated Urban Development Sector Project that includes developing roads and rehabilitating the drainage system in the capital.
Thursday 6 June 2013
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Officials from the Governments of Tonga and Japan held a meeting at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre on Monday April 8 to conduct the inaugural “Tonga-Japan Economic Co-operation Policy Dialogue”.
Sunday 14 April 2013
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The Mango Tree Centre at Houmakelikao and the Ngele’ia Government Primary School, who offer supporting services to people with disabilities in Tongatapu, were awarded grants by the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro, on Friday February 15.
Monday 18 February 2013
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The people of Houma were overjoyed today, as a new Water Supply System funded by the Government of Japan was turned on and handed over for their daily use.
Tuesday 27 November 2012 - 1 comment
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A Tonga Micro Finance Program that would give direct support to low income earners through the provision of micro loans to be administered by the Tonga Development Bank, is to start in early February 2013, for two years.
Friday 23 November 2012
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Tonga’a Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today in launching the government’s new Social Benefits Scheme for the Elderly, handed out the first envelope containing $65 pa’anga to be paid out monthly to each person who is over 75-years old in Tonga. Photos by Linny Folau.
Friday 21 September 2012 - 1 comment
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