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Tuesday 5 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cyclone recovery program to assist in rebuilding homes is training Tongans how to safely use a portable sawmill to utilise timber felled by Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Tokyo, Japan
A general grant of 2.8 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around $56 million pa’anga) was committed by the Government of Japan to fund a Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communications Project in Tonga.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand High Commissioner HE Ms Tiffany Babington signed a NZ$11 million grant funding arrangement for the upgrade of Nuku’alofa’s electricity network with the Acting Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu yesterday, 16 May.
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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand High Commissioner Tiffany Babington presented a NZ$7 million grant contribution to Kilisitina Tuaimei'api, the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning last week, 4 May.
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Saturday 21 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new community project, the Tonga Private National Health System, which will help deliver a wide reaching health information system, was officially opened by HRH Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho via Skype on 19 April, in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siotasia Malolo is Tonga’s first and only female surveyor, the Ministry of Lands and Resources revealed yesterday. The 23-year-old began working for the Ministry after she graduated from the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea in 2015.
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Monday 19 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Grant Aid of around USD$304,000 was committed by the Government of Japan on March 15 to upgrade schools and water supply in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
UN agencies are applauding Tonga’s early warnings of Tropical Cyclone Gita to the community, saying it helped to reduce the impact on human lives after the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua were struck last week.
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Tuesday 16 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku'alofa waterfront has a new look as a major $66 million pa'anga upgrade of the domestic wharf nears completion for commissioningin February. The project was funded under Japan's grant-aid to Tonga.
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Thursday 28 December 2017
Manilla, Philippines
Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu will be able to access $15 million to strengthen resilience to disasters after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on 18 December it would provide policy-based loans and grants under its Pacific Disaster Resilience Program.
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Thursday 9 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 23 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today, at the Epworth Hall, Nuku'alofa, before they take up assignments teaching English in primary and secondary schools in Tongatapu and some of the outer islands.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Peace Corps marked its 50th anniversary of service in Tonga, on October 2 with the unveiling of a plaque by Princess Pilolevu Tuita and parade in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 7 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Folaha residents celebrated having access to clean water thanks to a Japanese Government project that upgraded their deteriorating water supply system, with the installation of a new solar power water pump unit set, a new tank stand, a new water tank and fence around the solar and pump house systems.
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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 800 people living at Tatakamotonga village now have access to clean and reliable water supply, after Japan upgraded its system.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies, plough tractors, water storage tanks and educational material and toys for children, donated to Tonga by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China, were received by Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister at a ceremony held yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emergency response equipment valued at $3 million pa’anga will help Tonga to be better prepared for disasters. Donated by the Government of Japan, the equipment was handed over to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) yesterday, 7 August 2017.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An instrument that can detect levels of pesticides present in food such as vegetables was among key equipment from Japan worth more than $2 million pa’anga, handed over to three government ministries today, June 21.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new community multi-purpose hall for the village of Haveluliku in eastern Tongatapu was officiated by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 31 May.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen it’s long-term economic growth prospects, while supporting and developing its capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be the first country in the Pacific region to have a network that can remotely read both water and electricity meters, to be installed at a cost of $8.94 million pa'anga..
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