Yesterday, April 1st, the Prime Minister's Office asserted that the Tongan government “was delighted” to receive eight brand new fishing boats from Dongguan in January, even though Chinese Embassy officials concluded later that the hulls were damaged and the boats were not safe to use.
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Results for Ministry of Fisheries
Tuesday 2 April 2019
Friday 22 March 2019
Eight fishing boats donated to Tonga from Dongguan Municipality in China in January this year, were returned when officials discovered, after inspecting the vessels, they were of a low quality and none were up to standard. However, China has provided funds to build the new fishing boats here in Tonga.
Sunday 30 September 2018
A claim by the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva that a property of Sea Star Ltd. at the Tu‘imatamoana Wharf had been sold for $3 million pa’anga and was now owned by a Chinese/Tongan, was questioned in parliament during debate on the Annual Report of the Ministry of Fisheries. But it appeared that the PM was mistaken. He later started talking about a $3 million loan to Sea Star during the time of Tupou V.