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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of an Aquatic Sports Project to develop the ocean swimming pool at Touliki, was celebrated on Friday evening, 16 April. A new cafe will open at the location tonight, 19 April.
Friday 9 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water supply system for the people of Nukunuku was handed over on April 8 by Japan's Ambassador Designate, HE Mr Munenaga Kensaku..
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Wednesday 24 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water supply system for people in the western Hihifo District was handed over to Prince Ata on February 23. The project was financed by the Government of Japan.
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Tuesday 16 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new warehouse for the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to safely stockpile goods to assist in times of disasters, was commissioned on February 16, at Poutaha.
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Monday 1 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local food crop farming is on the rise in Tonga thanks to the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported projects which helps to increase food security amid CoViD-19, climate change, and natural disasters.
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Friday 22 January 2021

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
Two projects to improve the Tonga Fire and Emergency Services and the Healthy system, will be funded by Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects, after grant contracts were signed on January 22 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 15 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven community projects supporting women, youth, health, and the environment throughout Tonga, received funding from Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd (TOML) and Deep Green today, 15 January.
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Thursday 17 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A US$30 million Development Policy Operation to support Tonga’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold, was approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on 15 December.
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Tuesday 15 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four new community projects will be funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) after grant contracts were signed today. They include a new classroom for Kolomotu’a Government Primary School, a water supply system for Vaini, a vehicle for the OTA Center, and waste collection vehicles for Ha'apai.
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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 30 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A massive national roads project that aims to tarseal 2,149 kilometers of roads throughout Tonga, is underway with a $15 million pa'anga allocation in the government's 2020-2021 national budget. It's a fraction of the $300 million that is needed to complete the task. The work is slowly getting into motion, says Hekisou Fifita, the Acting Director of the Civil Engineering Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Manager of government road projects. By Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 8 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The European Union has approved the disbursement of EUR 2.15 million (approx. 5.8 million pa'anga) to the Tongan Government to support renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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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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