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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A training series on Power Purchase Agreements for a Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance was launched by the Asian Development Bank on April 14.
Wednesday 30 December 2020

Suva, Fiji
A Fiji $2 million grant to help Fiji recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Yasa was dispatched by the Asian Development Bank on 24 December. Damage assessments indicated that about 93,000 people, or 10% of the population were directly affected.
Monday 7 December 2020

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD$45 million grant to help rehabilitate and upgrade the international port at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku’alofa, ADB announced on December 4.
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Friday 4 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has provided AUD$2.885 million towards Tonga’s outer islands solar power project, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to help reduce reliance on diesel for power generation.
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Friday 18 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll in terms of human lives and health, jobs, growth, and economic progress in Asia and the Pacific. Donors have pledged more than $4 billion to replenish Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) grant funds for the region during a virtual meeting on 16 September.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Suva, Fiji
The difficult issue of how to safely reopen national entry points in six Pacific Islands countries, including Tonga, was discussed today in a second virtual roundtable meeting, convened by the United Nations and Asian Development Bank, as COVID-19 continues to cause wide-spread movement restrictions.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reliable and resilient electricity supply is important for health workers, even more so now during the stresses of CoViD-19. In a hospital a power cut could be life-threatening for some patients.
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Wednesday 13 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A grant of $460,000 pa'anga from the Asian Development Bank will fund immediate water sanitation and hygiene needs in Tonga, to areas affected by storm surge, among other recovery efforts after Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold in April.
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Thursday 26 December 2019

Apia, Samoa
Health services for over half a million people in four Pacific countries, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, will benefit from a project that is helping to improve overall immunization coverage rates and support greater efficiency of primary health care.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors has unanimously elected Masatsugu Asakawa, as president. He will assume the role on 17 January 2020.
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Thursday 5 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Holiday Market Festival starting today in Nuku'alofa, showcased fine handicraft products by Tonga Development Bank's customers in a Microfinance Scheme.
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Wednesday 4 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM KIng Tupou VI unveiled a plaque, at Mata-ki-‘Eua, Tongatapu, yesterday, 3 November, to mark the completion of a USD$16.7 million project that was launched in 2011.
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Wednesday 4 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank Group are ramping up their presence in Tonga and the Pacific sub region by working together in a new joint office in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three important multi-million pa'anga Climate Resilience Sector Projects were commissioned on November 18, at vulnerable low-lying areas on the Eastern District (Hahake) of Tongatapu.
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Friday 8 November 2019

Sydney, Australia
The Asian Development Bank's response to Cyclone Gita was the first test of the Pacific Disaster Resilience (PDR) Program set up to help island states such as Tonga get back on their feet after natural calamities, says a new ADB publication.
Wednesday 6 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the new Princess Fusipala Hospital in Ha’apai this morning, November 6. The new hospital replaces the old one that was damaged by Cyclone Ian (Category 5) in 2014.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Sydney, Australia
Women in Tonga can contribute to creating a more open and productive economy if the barriers they face are addressed, states a book recently released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Saturday 4 May 2019

Denarau, Fiji
With a dire warning that, “If we do not act now, by 2050, 90% of the region’s coral reefs will be dead, and there will be no commercially exploitable wild fish stocks left,” the President of the Asian Development Bank, Mr Takehiko Nakao, launched an ‘Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for Asia and the Pacific’ yesterday, 3 May in Fiji. By Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 21 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large solar plant is to be built on Tongatapu to start operating by 2020, after a Power Purchase Agreement was signed with Sunergise New Zealand Limited on March 21, in Nuku'alofa. It is to be built over three interconnected sites at Fahefa, Fualu and Liukava.
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Tuesday 19 February 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Budget support amounting to $35 million input from aid donors will not be released to the Tongan Government if they do not amend the Foreign Investment Act before the end of February, Tonga's parliament was told today. A letter from the Acting PM stirred up vociferous exchanges in the Tongan Parliament today. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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