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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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Sunday 13 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The commitment of the Asian Development Bank to finance the proposed USD$55 million Fanga’uta Lagoon Bridge, will be confirmed next year, according to Mr Masayuki Tachiiri, Pacific Regional Director of the ADB’s Office in Fiji.
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Tuesday 8 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fishing boats, yachts and the inter-island domestic vessels can now complete their underwater surveys in Tonga after a $700,000 upgraded slipway at Queen Salote Wharf was reopened yesterday, 7 September.
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Saturday 5 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cheeping chicks are free for distribution at the Livestock Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, under a year-long national program that aims to distribute 100,000 chicks to Tongan homes.
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Friday 28 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A website raising awareness on cybersecurity was launched in Tonga today by the Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei. GetSafeOnline Tonga aims to raise awareness about online risks and to educate businesses and individuals on how to protect themselves from online threats such as phishing scams, identity theft, ransomware, malware, and viruses.
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Tuesday 25 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred water tanks were handed over by the Chinese Embassy to the Tonga Government at an official ceremony at Fa’onelua Convention Centre today, 25 August.
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Wednesday 24 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A USD$45 million port upgrade project is being proposed to develop Queen Salote Wharf as an international gateway container and general cargo terminal.
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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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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Civil Society Organisations received grant funding from the European Union in a $1.15 million-pa’anga allocation to strengthen their work in Tonga.
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Wednesday 29 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZ Pacific today donated AUD$50,000 to the Tonga Red Cross Society supporting its relief efforts to vulnerable families, affected by the double crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and severe Tropical Cyclone Harold this month.
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Friday 28 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new projects to meet the needs of communities will be funded by the Japanese Government through the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP). They include renovating a classroom building, upgrading water supply systems, and renovation of a community centre.
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Saturday 15 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's expanding capital Nuku'alofa, will be connected to eastern Tongatapu with the building of a 720m bridge, to span the Fanga‘uta Lagoon at its narrowest point, in a massive USD$55 million development project set for completion by 2024.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed around USD$304,000 to fund four community projects to upgrade water supply systems and schools in Tongatapu.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
World Soil Day was marked for the first time in Tonga with a small ceremony held today, 6 December at the MORDI Tonga Trust complex in Havelu. The day highlights the importance of soil to our survival as 95% of our food comes from the soil.
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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
A new water system was upgraded for the people of Pelehake and handed over on December 3 by Japan.
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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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Thursday 28 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people in ‘Alakifonua on eastern Tongatapu had their old water system upgraded and handed over by Japan on November 27.
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Monday 28 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than $50,000 pa’anga has been granted to finance various social support projects in Tongatapu, ‘Eua, and ‘Eueiki this month, and to build people’s resilience during and after disasters.
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Friday 25 October 2019

Brisbane, Australia
A six-man fund-raising delegation from Ha’apai is visiting Australia this week seeking assistance from the Tongan diaspora for development projects on Foa Island.
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