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Thursday 15 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas came early to the settlement of Patangata in eastern Nuku'alofa when the 80 families there received four new fishing boats and 35 plastic rainwater tanks presented by the Australian Government on November 13.
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Thursday 15 November 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Kingdom of Tonga have entered into a five-year Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) that focuses on poverty reduction anchored on infrastructure development, prudent economic and fiscal management, and private sector development.
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Thursday 25 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to strengthen the Tonga government in the planning and coordination of the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa's CBD as well as some urgent urban environmental interventions is supported with a new European Union grant worth about $4.6 million pa'anga.
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Wednesday 3 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ground-breaking ceremony that was scheduled for September 28 to mark the beginning of the reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa Central Business District CBD has been postponed indefinitely.
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Thursday 20 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Fa'onelua Convention Centre, built for the Pacific Island Leaders Forum to be held in Tonga, was officially opened by the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho this afternoon, September 20.
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Thursday 6 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of a new Vuna Wharf is expected to be completed before the Coronation of HM King George in August 2008.
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Wednesday 22 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Chinese Geo-technicians completed geological surveys of major sites in the Central Business District in Nuku'alofa this week in an early stage of investigation into the ground structure ahead of reconstruction work.
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Thursday 16 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is providing an additional $1.57 million in aid to Tonga through the signing of a new Performance Partnership in Nuku'alofa on August 16.
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Friday 25 May 2007
Brussels, Belgium
The Tongan Delegation to the ACP Council of Ministers Meeting in Brussels, led by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Authorizing Officer for the European Development Fund (EDF) to Tonga, the Hon. S Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou, after meeting with the EU Head of the Pacific Division in Brussels, Mr. Valeriano Diaz and staff from the EU Pacific Division, confirmed the re-commitments of a total of Euro 6.1 million, equivalent to about T$16.8 million from the European Development Funds (EDF) towards the followings;
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Tuesday 22 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $5 million aid grant announced by Chinese President Hu Jintao, to mark the first official visit to China by the Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele last month, was officially signed in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Friday 11 May 2007
Neiafu, Vava'u
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defence concluded the Financing Agreement for the Technical Cooperation Facility which will provide funds of Euro 500,000 (around TOP$ 1.4 million) by the European Commission (EC) to facilitate the implementation of the EC funded projects in Tonga.
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Friday 27 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government of Australia has provided community assistance funds totalling pa'anga $1,495,066.00 for 2006-07 compared to pa'anga $1,130,871.68 for the financial year 2005-06.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga is hot in pursuit of a $100 million pa'anga loan from China for the reconstruction of its capital Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 4 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of Nuku'alofa will be launched on September 28, with a ground-breaking ceremony by King George Tupou V.
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Monday 2 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government has this morning given Tonga funds for projects to build new rainwater tanks at Patangata village, to provide a new water supply system for Hihifo, and for protecting the coastline on Lifuka Island.
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Thursday 22 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The week beginning 26 March 2007, Tonga will be hosting the Joint Donor's Country Strategy Mission. This will involve several of our development partners, such as ADB, AusAID, NZAID, World Bank, The People's Republic of China and JICA whom will be in country to undertake joint reviews of their current strategy.
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Monday 8 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new town plan for the Nuku'alofa Central Business Area is expected to be complete by March before reconstruction work starts in April, said the Hon. Paul Karalus, the Minister for Transport, and a member of the Government Reconstruction Committee, today.
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Friday 20 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine villages in Tongatapu and two islands in the Ha...’apai Group will soon enjoy the comfort of new water tanks after recipients today signed contracts to receive $369,131 of funding from the Australian Government. Photos and story by Linny Folau
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Thursday 12 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six young skilled Australian Youth Ambassadors arrived in Tonga on October 3 to work in a range of development areas.
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Thursday 31 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga has basic Human Rights written into its Constitution, there is still a need to include International Human Rights, delegates from civil society organizations learned yesterday.
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