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Monday 27 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over the next seven years Tonga Power Ltd will be spending $16.5 million pa'anga to improve the electricity distribution network in Tongatapu and the outer islands.
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Tuesday 21 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $USD10 million Program Grant for Tonga was announced by by Mr Haruiko Kuroda, the President of the Asian Development Bank during the official opening of an ADB/World Bank Group Joint Focal Office in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, this afternoon, April 21.
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Monday 23 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
April is the new starting date for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, said the Director of Tonga's Urban Planning Department, Tukua Tonga this afternoon.
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Tuesday 13 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of Nuku'alofa' business centre, planned to start after the ground breaking ceremony on November 18 last year, has remained at a virtual stand-still while issues are still being worked out with the property owners.
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Thursday 11 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian and New Zealand Government today have confirmed and reaffirmed their commitment in supporting Tonga's Constitutional and Electoral Reform process by providing a grant of $1.5 million dollars each over the next three years.
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Thursday 11 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional AUD$2 million dollars in aid to Tonga under the second phase of the Tonga Australia Performance Partnership Agreement, which covers the 2008-09 financial year.
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Thursday 13 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Groundbreaking Ceremony to officially mark the commencement of the Nuku'alofa reconstruction will be held on Tuesday, November 18 - over two years after the riots and fires that destroyed buildings on November 16, 2006.
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Monday 6 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of facilities for a modern Nuku‘alofa Central Business District will start in November largely funded by a $120 million pa'anga loan from China and other loans to the Tonga government, for civic works and the rebuilding of businesses.
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Thursday 2 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop on "Parliament and the Media" held in Tonga this week called on the Tongan government to draft and enact a Freedom of Information Act "as a matter of priority". By Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 9 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Australia will provide funds totaling T$1,606,234.00, for nineteen (19) projects in Tongatapu, seventeen (17) in Ha'apai and four (4) in Vava'u as outlined in the Attachment.
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Tuesday 15 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In honour the Coronation of HM King George Tupou V on August 1, the Westpac Bank has donated $6,500 pa'anga to the Vaiola Hospital in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 27 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of one of Australia's largest aid programmes to Tonga, a $10 million pa'anga Fisheries Project, was marked with a special ceremony at the Ministry of Fisheries, Sopu, this afternoon, June 27.
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Friday 6 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will have a new Olovaha inter-island ferry by March 2010, thanks to the Japanese government.
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Wednesday 21 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of US$11.3 million dollars ( $22 million pa'anga) for Tonga's Integrated Urban Development Project aimed at redeveloping roads and rehabilitation of the drainage system in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 21 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, Dr Bruce Hunt, donated $4,991 pa'anga to the Tonga Red Cross today under its Direct Aid Programme.
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Wednesday 14 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Developing renewable energy for Tonga is to be a focus under a new European Union-Tonga partnership programme, which may lead to a joint position for Tonga, the Pacific Islands Forum countries and the EU in future climate change negotiations.
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Wednesday 7 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chinese construction engineers, after consulting with property owners who want to rebuild Nuku'alofa's central business district, are now waiting for the Tonga government to finalise the land ownership issues with land owners before planning can proceed further.
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Monday 14 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General and Minister of Justice today announced the formation of a new Joint Working Group to accelerate the establishment of an independent Office of the Anti Corruption Commissioner.
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Friday 4 April 2008
Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President C. Lawrence Greenwood Jr. will visit Tonga next week to discuss ADB's assistance programs and future areas of cooperation.
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Tuesday 11 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communication Corporation TCC on March 10 launched its new $1.8 million pa'anga billing system.
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