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Tuesday 28 March 2023
Tonga Delegation

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is an isolated Pacific Island country, which needs to find new ways to adapt to challenging water and sanitation issues, especially in the aftermath of the HT-HH Volcanic Eruption and tsunami, the Tonga delegation told the UN Water Conference 2023 this month in New York.
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Monday 27 March 2023
UNDP

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An outreach development program to rural and remote communities of Tonga is delivering essential governmental and non-governmental services.
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Friday 24 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of the US Peace Corps volunteers who were part of a global evacuation due to the COVID pandemic in March 2020, returned to Tonga this week. Fifteen more volunteers are expected to arrive in June.
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Wednesday 15 March 2023
ADB Signing

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A USD $10 million grant was signed today by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Tonga Government, under the Pacific Disaster Resilience program.
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Thursday 9 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Allan Smith, District Governor of Rotary visited Tonga from 1-6 March, to hold dialogues with partners and visit locations affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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Friday 3 March 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Hon Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu to a least developed countries leaders meeting in Doha, Qatar.
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Friday 3 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alpha Bah, Head of the UN World Food Programme led a UN mission to Tonga for discussions with Tonga Civil Society representatives and development partners this week.
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Wednesday 1 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister acknowledged the strong commitment of Tonga's development partners and donors and said financial assistance is still needed to ensure a prosperous Tonga, on opening the Development Partners Forum 2023, on 28 February. He said Government’s additional financing needs in the medium term are estimated at $84.5 million pa'anga in 2023-24, $88.3m in 2024-25, and $79.5m in 2025-26.
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Thursday 23 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The risk of cybercrime and cyber-attacks has increased, local IT personnel were told during a three-day cybersecurity training, held in Nuku’alofa this week, aiming to help Tonga has a safe and secure digital environment.
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Friday 17 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga was the first country to complete its disaster risk survey out of 13 Pacific islands countries. The results of the survey under the PCRAFI II project were presented at a half-day workshop yesterday, 15 February, 2023.
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Wednesday 15 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three new grant projects valued over USD$250,000 that includes constructing a new classroom building and a new water supply system for the re-settlement of Kanokupolu.
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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Market Development Facility will be established in Tonga with an estimated value of activities worth around AU$3.8 million, in its initial four-year phase.
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Sunday 11 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga became the first Pacific Islands Country and Territories (PICTs) under the United Nations Fiji multi-country Office to officially sign the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 on December 7, 2022 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 2 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed USD$85,681 grant assistance to improve the water supply system in the village of Houma.
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Saturday 5 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Broadband satellite internet connectivity is now being installed for Tonga, under a new agreement between Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) and Kacific Broadband Satellites International Ltd., signed in Singapore on 1 November. Kacific is providing a satellite-based mobile backhaul solution to improve connectivity in underserved areas, and an enterprise-level back-up service to help mitigate the impact of future outages in Tonga.
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Wednesday 2 November 2022

Kanokupolu, Tongatapu
Reconstruction work has begun on the foreshore at Kanokupolu, one of several villages that was severely damaged by the Hunga tsunamis in January.
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Friday 28 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the Nuku’alofa Port Upgrade Project was held at the Queen Salote wharf on 26 October.
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Thursday 27 October 2022

New Delhi, India
Tonga was among delegates from 110 member countries, attending the Fifth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi, India on 17-20 October, to discuss solutions to enable universal access to affordable solar power.
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Wednesday 26 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
The village of Nukuleka welcomed Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho, who presented various gifts to the elderly, young students and others on 21 October.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Island countries aim to strengthen their regional seismic network and find ways to improve their multi-hazard early warning systems in the South-West Pacific region, where about 30% of global seismicity is observed and 15% of deadly tsunamis are generated. The challenges were addressed at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Oceania Regional Seismic Network was held for the first time in Nuku’alofa, on 17-19 October, followed by the 7th Session of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System Working Committee on 20-21 October.
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