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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The economies of 14 developing member countries in the Pacific are expected to be unstable during 2015-2016, according to Pacific Economic Monitor Midyear Review, launched by the Asian Development Bank in Suva today, 15 July.
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Thursday 25 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Asian Development Bank report noted that Tonga, a country of about 176 islands, is one of the most vulnerable countries in the Pacific to climate change, and that the ADB is supporting the Tongan Government's efforts to build up the country’s resilience to natural disasters and assisting with its renewable energy goals.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Customers who took out loans from a Microfinance Scheme at the Tonga Development Bank held a Holiday Market Festival on December 4-5 to sell their locally made products and produce in Ma'ufanga.
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Monday 13 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Service Association (PSA) is threatening a strike on Friday October 17 demanding that the Tongan government agree to a 20-22% salary rise for Civil Servants. Government has stressed in a statement this week that it cannot afford any further pay rises this year.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
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Friday 21 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is weeding out corruption from its development projects, barring any firm or individual it believes is cheating development projects.
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga signed a $23.1 million grant agreement with the Asian Development Bank to fund a Climate Resilience Sector Project on February 25 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 3 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The rescheduling of Tonga's T$119 million loan from China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa has not been decided, according to Xu Zhiguang, the first Secretary of the Chinese Embassy, Nuku'alofa this afternoon, December 3.
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Sydney, Australia
The economic loss suffered by the Pacific region could range from 2.9% to as high as 12.7% of annual GDP by 2100, according to Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific, a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that was published recently.
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Sydney, Australia
Central bankers from six Pacific Island countries including Tonga, are in Sydney this week, looking at ways to strengthen mobile banking in the region.
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Thursday 12 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five energy efficiency projects expected to be implemented in Tonga next year will include the installations of energy efficient lamps in government buildings, homes and replacing existing inefficient street lights.
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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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Wednesday 15 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a high level of vulnerability to climate hazards and over the next five years will start planning to be better prepared to cope with the increased risks of climate change. Tonga is one of only three Pacific countries chosen to pilot a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) under a global climate change initiative. By Linny Folau
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Monday 4 June 2012
Sydney, Australia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.06 million regional technical assistance project, supported by the Government of Australia, to boost aid coordination in the Pacific by expanding ADB’s field presence in the region.
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Monday 17 November 2008
Queensland,Australia
Senior government officials from nine Pacific developing nations recently shared their knowledge and experiences in managing public-private partnerships (PPP) in a workshop held here from 17 to 22 November.
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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Today the World Bank Director for the Pacific Region, Nigel Roberts, and the Asian Development Bank's Regional Director of the Sydney Office, Eugenue Zhukov, jointly opened the new premises of the World Bank Group, which will also host the ADB development coordinator. These premises symbolize the deepening working relationship by both banks with the Solomon Islands Government and with each other.
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Sunday 1 June 2008
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an $11.3 million grant to improve urban infrastructure in Nuku'alofa, thecapital of Tonga, as urbanization and population growth fuel demand for better infrastructure.
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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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Monday 12 May 2008
Manila, Philippines
High oil prices are already a concern in the Pacific region, but the recent surge in world food prices has yet to be fully felt in the Pacific, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, "Living with High Prices".
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Friday 2 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is proposing to foot the bill for some community services that are provided by Public Enterprises, to help make them more viable businesses, and may subsidise services such as ferries to remote islands, and water for putting out fires.
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