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Thursday 9 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 23 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today, at the Epworth Hall, Nuku'alofa, before they take up assignments teaching English in primary and secondary schools in Tongatapu and some of the outer islands.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Peace Corps marked its 50th anniversary of service in Tonga, on October 2 with the unveiling of a plaque by Princess Pilolevu Tuita and parade in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 7 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Folaha residents celebrated having access to clean water thanks to a Japanese Government project that upgraded their deteriorating water supply system, with the installation of a new solar power water pump unit set, a new tank stand, a new water tank and fence around the solar and pump house systems.
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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 800 people living at Tatakamotonga village now have access to clean and reliable water supply, after Japan upgraded its system.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies, plough tractors, water storage tanks and educational material and toys for children, donated to Tonga by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China, were received by Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister at a ceremony held yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emergency response equipment valued at $3 million pa’anga will help Tonga to be better prepared for disasters. Donated by the Government of Japan, the equipment was handed over to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) yesterday, 7 August 2017.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An instrument that can detect levels of pesticides present in food such as vegetables was among key equipment from Japan worth more than $2 million pa’anga, handed over to three government ministries today, June 21.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new community multi-purpose hall for the village of Haveluliku in eastern Tongatapu was officiated by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 31 May.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen it’s long-term economic growth prospects, while supporting and developing its capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be the first country in the Pacific region to have a network that can remotely read both water and electricity meters, to be installed at a cost of $8.94 million pa'anga..
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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's population has declined since 2011 and for the first time in 30 years there are more females than males in Tonga, especially on Tongatapu, according to the 2016 Population Census preliminary data released by the Statistics Department recently. Single women looking for a husband may need to eye the outer island groups of Vava’u, Ha’apai, the Niuas and ‘Eua where the census records 216 more males than females across these islands.
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Friday 7 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drainage work at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium is expected to officially start next week after the arrival of a shipment of materials by the contractor Field Drainage Specialists Ltd from New Zealand.
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Thursday 2 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nearly half a million pa’anga was committed by the Government of Japan on 27 February, to fund three projects aimed to improve the quality of life of people from the grassroots level, and includes the upgrading of a technical course classroom building at Tonga College, installing a flake ice machine with water tanks for ‘Uiha and Felemea in Ha'apai and two new ambulances for 'Eua and Ha'apai.
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Friday 27 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $7.5m Australian Dollars Program to establish a Skills Development System for Tonga was launched yesterday morning, 25 January at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 5 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Improvements to Nuku'alofa's roads and drainage, under a successful multi-million project started in 2008, are "less than likely to be sustainable" if they are not properly maintained, warns a report released by the Asian Development Bank. "There is a lack of evidence that the government has recognised the importance of maintenance of the improved assets," the report concluded.
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Wednesday 21 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water supply system was handed to Nukuleka village on eastern Tongatapu on Tuesday, December 20 enabling its 250 residents to now have access to a reliable water supply system from the Government of Japan.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China has committed to provide financial assistance to construct a new Tonga High School Sports Complex for the 2019 Pacific Games, and construction is expected to start soon. The amount of the Chinese funding and the cost of the project has not been released.
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Friday 9 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over half a million pa’anga to finance the upgrade of water supply systems for rural villages in Tongatapu was committed by the Government of Japan on Thursday, December 8.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first solar powered Tuk Tuk assembled in Tonga was launched by HRH Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho at Hala Vuna, Nuku’alofa on 19 November 2016.
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Thursday 10 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 856 people living in the village of Navutoka on eastern Tongatapu, now have access to a reliable water supply system from the Government of Japan, replacing an old system that was installed in the 1980s had deteriorated over the years.

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