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Thursday 20 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three asphalt distributor trucks to assist Tonga's road construction works were handed over to the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku from the Government of Japan, today, 20 October.
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Friday 14 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Meteorological Services plans to improve early warnings and early responses to hazards and threats, by expanding the use of mobile phones to receive early warning alerts. The development is supported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
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Saturday 24 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two vital national plans for Tonga were launched during an Exhibition Day, concluding the National Climate Change Awareness Week, on 23 September in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 19 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Essential maintenance on Tonga's tide and tsunami station and global navigation satellite system is being conducted by a team from the Australian Government funded Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific, in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 12 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed three grant aid projects aimed to improve the waste management and water supply system, while extending the nationwide early warning system in Tonga. The grant aid projects formalized today, will not only help clean up the rubble and debris after the disaster but also establish better recycling, including scrapped cars. There will also be better water supply systems in the outer islands and the nationwide early warning system project will be completed.
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Monday 8 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The contract to upgrade, rehabilitate and expand Tonga’s international port, Queen Salote Wharf was signed on 4 August between the Government of Tonga and McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd of New Zealand.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of 30 farm tractors from China’s Dongguan City, Guangdong Province was handed over to the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku this afternoon, 10 June.
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Tuesday 7 June 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host a trade adviser for the Polynesian sub-region, covering Tonga, Niue, Tuvalu, Samoa and the Cook Islands, and employed by Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), under a new multi-million Euro programme called “SPIRIT”.
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Tuesday 15 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food security and agriculture is a constant concern for the people of Tonga because the country is currently ranked second in the world’s most at risk countries to natural hazards, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, told an international regional conference last week, in an online address.
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Monday 14 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fleet of heavy earthmoving equipment worth $26 million pa'anga was gifted to Tonga’s Ministry of Infrastructure by the People's Republic of China last week.
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Wednesday 12 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of over 200 computers and eight farm tractors from China’s Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, was handed over to the Tongan Government at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa this afternoon.
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ports Authority Tonga (PAT) will partner with a new society to import ferronickel slag from New Caledonia for major infrastructure projects.
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Friday 24 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national population has dropped by 442 people since 2016, a preliminary count of Tonga's National Population Census for 2021 shows. The Government Statistician Viliami Fifita said today the census accounted for 100,209 people in Tonga. The population loss was due to seasonal workers programs, migration, and people stuck overseas due to COVID-19 border restrictions. By Eleanor Gee.
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Sunday 14 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-million Tonga parliament complex will be constructed on the Nuku'alofa waterfront - where project coordinators say the ground level for the building will have to be raised by about three meters to protect the national infrastructure from the effects of climate change and future sea level rise.
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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today in Tonga's first National Symposium on Illicit Drugs said the problem of illicit drugs is a national issue that requires an urgent integrated national response. Educating everyone on the effects of illicit drugs was a priority. "Our government must allocate and prioritize finances towards this important endeavour as a matter of urgency," the king said.
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Friday 1 October 2021

Nuku'alofa,Tonga
The Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa has supported nearly $500,000 in various projects in Tongatapu and 'Eua during the 2020/21 financial year. Although problems with travel are creating disruptions, several projects are under discussion with other clubs overseas.
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Wednesday 29 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of TOP$10,800 from Digicel Tonga was made to Tonga Red Cross Society yesterday in Nuku'alofa ahead of the cyclone season.
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Thursday 23 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five hundred water tanks from China’s Dongguan City were donated to Tonga at a ceremony at Queen Salote Hall, Nuku’alofa on 22 September. The water tanks will help vulnerable families adapt to climate change impacts.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first strategic roadmap for Emergency and Disaster Risk Management was launched by MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today, 27 August.
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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Establishment Agreement signed between the Government of Tonga and the World Bank Group on August 24 is committed to forging a stronger partnership, said the bank.
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