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Monday 28 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A grant assistance of USD$365,810 was committed by the Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Yasuo Takase on March 25, to fund five community projects in Tonga.
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Sunday 20 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A grant assistance of over half a million pa'anga was signed by the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Yasuo Takase, and representatives from three Technical Institutes in Nuku'alofa on March 17.
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Monday 14 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Land leases at the Fua'amotu International Airport on Tongatapu and the Lupepau'u International Airport at Vava'u, are being renewed for 99 years by estate oweners.
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Friday 4 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
TOP$5.6 million in aid has been promised to Tonga under a new agreement between the Tonga Government and the Government of the People's Republic of China that was signed in Nuku'alofa today, March 4. Under the agreement for Economic and Technical Cooperation the aid funds amounting to RMB 20 million may be used for projects that are yet to be agreed upon by both governments. The Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, and the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Tonga, H.E Mr. Wang Donghua, signed the Agreement of Economic and Technical Cooperation on behalf of their respective governments this morning. H.E. Mr Wang Donghua said that his country valued the friendship with Tonga and that, "China has provided Tonga with a grant and hopes it will benefit the Tongan people". Lord Tu'ivakano thanked the Ambassdor and said that the grants were given to Tonga due to a journey of King George Tupou V to Beijing, and were offered for economic development. "There are projects which this grant can be used for and it is needed," he said. However, they had not yet decided which projects would receive funding under the agreement. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today said that Tonga's Ministry of Finance and National Planning and the China Development Bank would handle the disbursement procedures.
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Tuesday 1 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 50th anniversary of the United States Peace Corps was commemorated in Tonga today, March 1, with the unveiling of a plaque on the central Nuku'alofa waterfront.
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Saturday 29 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has committed $5.2 million pa'anga over three years to support the development of tourism in Tonga by funding the development of marketing activities and heritage sites to supporting community-based tourism association projects.
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Friday 21 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to step up its efforts in combating basic-needs poverty, and to provide employment, in particular for youth, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu said this week in launching a report on Tonga's progress towards the Milliennium Development Goals.
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Friday 17 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $30 million reconstruction of Vuna Wharf in Nuku'alofa is on track to be completed in a year's time by January 2012, according to Charles Nepia the Project Engineer for the Nuku'alofa Reconstruction Project. Photos by Charles Nepia
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Tuesday 23 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four years ago on 16 November 2006 the heart of the Nuku'alofa Central Business District was destroyed by protesters but on November 19 the keys to three new multi storey buildings were handed over to their owners by the Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele in a ceremony at the International Dateline Hotel.
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Monday 25 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight volunteers from Japan began a two year working experience in Tonga on Monday, October 25 and share their knowledge in fields such as early childhood education, electronic engineering and fine arts.
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Wednesday 22 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku'alofa Central Business District is undergoing a major facelift with new multi million buildings under construction rising up from the ashes of the fires and destruction in the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Wednesday 8 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new modern Vaini Community Police Station constructed at a cost of $980,000 pa'anga was opened on September 8, the first to be built under a Tonga Police Redevelopment Program.
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Thursday 26 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening of two new and safer prison facilities at Tonga's main Hu'atolitoli Prison at Vaini today, August 25 could not have been more timely, after prison escapes reached record high with 33 in the last seven months.
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Saturday 21 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The berths for inter-island ferries at Queen Salote Wharf will undergo a $140,000 upgrade in preparation for the expected arrival of the new inter island ferry, MV 'Otuanga'ofa from Japan on October 20.
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Sunday 27 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $32 million reconstruction of Vuna Wharf project was announced on Friday, June 25 by Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, who expects the facility to attract dozens of cruise ships a year into Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 11 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has today committed a total of $38 million pa'anga to Tonga, for construction that includes a new Outpatient Department, Dental Unit and Nursing School, and solar power for Vaiola Hospital in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 11 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new and safer prison blocks are being constructed at a cost of over $1 million pa'anga at Tonga's main Hu'atolitoli Prison, Vaini, Tongatapu, and over 100 prisoners are expected to be moved there in June.
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Thursday 6 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The European Union has agreed to provide a grant worth TOP$24 million to support Tonga's budget and improve its electricity distribution network to rural areas.
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Thursday 6 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paulo Kautoke, the former Secretary for Tonga's Ministry of Labour Commerce and Industries, has been appointed as one of four Assistant Secretaries-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group Headquarter in Brussels, starting on July 1.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wwork on the final draft of the Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-20, was concluded on Friday April 9 with the signing of the Minutes of a meeting on the Tonga Energy Road Map that ran from April 7-9 at the Fa'onelua Convention Center, Nuku'alofa.
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