This increase in fuel prices during the quarter has resulted in an increase on our electricity tariff from the current electricity tariff of 61.02 seniti per kWh to 63.82 seniti per kWh and was approved by the Tonga Electricity Commission to be effective on 1 November 2020. / Na’e palani ‘e he Kautaha ‘Uhila ke kamata ngaue’aki e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou ko’eni ‘i ‘Okatopa 2020, ka ‘oku toloi ke toki ngaue’aki he ‘aho ‘uluaki ‘o Novema 2020, tu’unga he ngaahi ngaue na’e fakahoko ki hono fakapaasi e totongi ‘uhila fo’ou. - Tonga Power Ltd.
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Monday 26 October 2020
Friday 23 October 2020
The aid in equipment is China’s commitment to the cooperation in agriculture and fisheries with Tonga and China’s support to Tonga in response to Covid-19. Speech by H.E. Cao Xiaolin, the Chinese Ambassador, at the Handover Ceremony of the Farm Tractors and Fishing Boats from Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China, to the Tongan Government.
Friday 16 October 2020
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders from countries in the world, including the Tongan Prime Minister, Hon. Tu'i'onetoa, joined the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly and some other important meetings virtually. By H.E. CAO Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga
Monday 29 June 2020
Tonga Power Ltd. announced its lowest electricity tariffs in 14 years, as diesel prices continue to drop during the CoViD-19 pandemic. A 16.4% reduction in the tariff will last for three months from 1 July 2020 unless otherwise reviewed.
Thursday 18 June 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak is the most widespread global pandemic to hit mankind in the last hundred years and represents a serious crisis and a significant global threat. Up till now, the global accumulated number of confirmed cases is more than 8 million. Many lives are being lost every day. We grieve for those who have been killed and those who have sacrificed their lives during the fight. We extend the greatest respect to those who are struggling to save lives around the clock, and offer true moral support to those who are infected and receiving treatment. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga
Wednesday 1 April 2020
Tonga Power Ltd. announced an electricity tariff reduction of 12.2%, due to a drop in global diesel prices. The reduced tariffs, starting today April 1, are further enhanced by a government lifeline subsidy on the first 100kWh. The new tariff schedules are published here in Tongan and English. Holo e totongi ‘uhila kamata me he ‘aho 1 ‘Epeleli 2020.
Saturday 28 March 2020
Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) will be providing special relief mobile packages and bonus data, along with other initiatives to ensure all TCC customers are supported during the unprecedented CoViD-19 National Lock Down, the company announced on March 27. TCC CEO Timote Katoanga urged everyone to follow Tongan Government guidelines on Lock Down Level Four to limit and prevent the spread of CoViD-19 across Tonga.
Tuesday 17 March 2020
In a deal that will strengthen shipping services network throughout the South Pacific, the Neptune Pacific Line (Neptune) announces it has acquired Pacific Direct Line (PDL) from PDL’s parent holding company, Pacific International Lines (PIL). The combined business will seamlessly link transport, warehousing, depots and customs clearance services and fully integrate customers’ supply chains across 18 South Pacific markets.
Monday 9 March 2020
At present, the prevention and control work on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China is continuously trending in a positive direction. Meanwhile, people in more and more countries are infected with COVID-19. It is vital to enhance international cooperation and fight the epidemic together. China is committed to international cooperation in prevention and control of the epidemic. By H.E. Mr. Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Wednesday 12 February 2020
Paying to the shareholder a combined total tax of $1.9 million during the financial year 2018/19 – the Transport Sector Public Enterprises reports a return to the shareholder and the people of Tonga, a total dividend and tax of $5.5 million for their performance during the financial year 2018/19, an increase of 57% from the financial year 2017/18. The Transport Sector Public Enterprises consists of the Ports Authority Tonga, Tonga Airports Limited, and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency.
Thursday 27 September 2018
In 2018, Kramer Ausenco celebrates 40 years of operating in Papua New Guinea and the South West Pacific region. We have been involved in numerous projects in the country and the region, across a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, power, hospitality, maritime, and health and education.
Monday 19 February 2018
Bank South Pacific (BSP) Tonga has donated $30,000 to Tonga Red Cross relief program to support the victims affected by Cyclone Gita. Sione Taumoefolau, Secretary Generale for Tonga Red Cross Society said “this will go a long way in assisting their work in hiring trucks to deliver aid to affected areas, feeding the volunteers and other needed support.”
Thursday 25 January 2018
No one knows better than the people and governments of the Pacific island countries on whether China's assistance is productive or not. Other countries have no right to act as a mentor and point fingers at and making irresponsible remarks on China’s assistance efforts and collaboration with the Pacific island countries in this field. This year of 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Tonga, which is also a time to reflect on the achievements jointly made in the past and look into the prospect of the future. By HE Wang Baodong, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga
Tuesday 23 January 2018
The Electricity Commission has approved a new power tariff of 85.14 seniti per unit to be effective from 1st February 2018 - an increase of 3.94 seniti per unit. The increase is attributed to a 14.6 percent increase in fuel prices (per litre) since June 2017.
Monday 27 November 2017
The year of 2018 will usher in the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Tonga. Guided by the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC, China will work with Tonga to seize the opportunity, increase high-level contacts, expand the exchanges and cooperation and break new ground in the China-Tonga strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development, to bring more benefits to the two peoples and make new contribution to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Pacific Island countries.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Federal Pacific Insurance and Finance in Tonga co-hosted a cocktail function with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga on November 16, attended by the delegates of the 32nd South Pacific Governors Meeting. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa in thanking Federal Pacific for their hospitality for co-hosting the cocktail function, commented: “this is proof that partnerships between the public and private sectors are possible."
Wednesday 15 November 2017
The Chairman of the combined utility board, Mr Carl Sanft presented a cheque of $7,319,219 to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei as the utilities combined dividend and tax for the 2016/2017 financial year. This is a record dividend and tax and the highest to be paid to the shareholder, the Government of Tonga by a Public Enterprise.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
The Shared Transport Sector Public Enterprises – Ports Authority Tonga (PAT), Tonga Airports Limited (TAL) and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency (FISA) – concluded the Financial Year (FY) 2017 with an outstanding combined Net Profit Before Tax of $8.4 million, compared to $6.5 million in 2016,
Friday 3 November 2017
Six electrical Line Mechanics from Tongatapu and the outer islands will go to New Zealand for skills development, under an arrangement between Tonga Power Ltd. and Northpower Ltd. Since 2003, Northpower have recruited 34 line mechanics from Tonga.
Friday 4 August 2017
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the new industrial revolution offers greater promise in fostering inclusive growth. Driven by Internet, digital and intelligent technologies, it has created new supply and demand, greatly expanded development space and brought unprecedented opportunities for equal participation. In a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017 in Dalian recently, he said China is ready to work with all countries to achieve inclusive growth in economic globalization, but promoting inclusive growth requires the hard work of countries themselves.