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Tuesday 17 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
New York, USA.
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.”
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Thursday 6 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Sunday 14 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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”.
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Monday 18 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 21 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 20 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In committing just over TOP$1 million pa'anga from the Government of Japan to fund community projects including the upgrade of water supply systems in four villages in Tongatapu and the construction of new classrooms for Vava'u Side School, the Ambassador of Japan to Tonga urged the recipients "to manage the facilities and equipment properly so they can last as long as our long-standing friendship."
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Friday 17 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although the Nuku'alofa Central Business District project has been handed over to the Government of Tonga, a 12-months period binds the contractor to fix any fault identified by landholders.
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Friday 17 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Assigning caregivers to visit homes of the most vulnerable elderly people in Tongatapu and Lifuka in Ha'apai, and to care for them for a few hours each day, is an essential service that will be provided under Tonga's first Social Services Pilot program for the elderly.
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six years ago on November 16, 2006 the heart of Nuku'alofa's Central Business District was destroyed by rioters but today a new town of commercial buildings, a wharf and roads was handed over to the Government of Tonga.
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Vuna Wharf reconstructed at a cost of TOP$30 million is ready to be handed over to the Government of Tonga today, August 14, but no date has been set for when it will open for business.
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Pangai, Ha'apai
A Pangai Community Police Station in Ha'apai, renovated at a cost of over half a million pa'anga was officially opened by the Governor of Ha'apai, Lord Tu'iha'angana, on August 2.
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Monday 6 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will this month officially handover the Nuku'alofa Central Business District Project, financed with a TOP$118 million loan to the Government of Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new $16.5 million Tungi Colonnade building was officially opened by HM the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho yesterday afternoon, June 28.
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Friday 25 May 2012
Rome, Italy
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a US$3 million grant to Tonga to improve sustainable livelihoods in 29 communities in the “outer islands” (outside the main islands of Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha’apai) and 31 communities in the “main islands” of Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'api the Niua’s and ‘Eua. Approximately 16,900 poor households will be targeted, with special attention to poor rural women who are particularly vulnerable to poverty.
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Thursday 24 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A plan to launch the newly reconstructed Vuna Wharf by the late King George Tupou V on 18 April to coincide with the arrival at the new wharf of its first cruise ship has been postponed to June, according to Mosese Lavemai, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nuku'alofa Port Authority.
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