Foreshore protection project launched at Talafo'ou

Vakai ki lalo ki he fakamatala faka-Tonga

Hahake residents joined Hon Lord Ma’afu Tukui’aulahi in launching the foreshore protection measure construction works in Eastern Tongatapu on August 15 at Talafo’ou.

The construction work is expected to be carried out by the BB Construction Ltd and it is due to be completed by February 2015.

Known as "Trialling of Coastal Protection measures in eastern Tongatapu" the project aims at protecting 5 coastal communities (Nukuleka, Makaunga, Talafo'ou Navutoka and Manuka) from coastal erosion, inundation, sea level rise and most importantly building resilience to climate change.

The project was funded by European Union(EU), and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and is implemented by the Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (SPC-EU GCCA: PSIS).

The EU-GCCA Project National Coordinator, Mr. Manu Manuofetoa, said the European Union has generously provided Tonga and other 8 pacific Island countries, who are also recipients of this project, with E0.5 million each to implement their own adaptation project based on their key priority areas.

Mr. Manuofetoa also said the event was just an internal ground breaking ceremony within the MECCDMMIC and the pilot communities.

He said the community had planned a small scale ground breaking ceremony but eagerly anticipates greater celebration at the completion of the construction works where other donors and other key stakeholders will be invited.

Other guests who attended the launch included Mr. Paula Ma'u, CEO Ministry of Environment, Energy, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Meteorology, Information and Communications (MECCDMMIC), Mr. 'Asipeli Palaki, CEO Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Lu'isa Tu'i'afitu Malolo Director Climate Change, Tongatapu People Representative No. 10 Semisi Tapueluelu, Senior officials from the Ministry of Environment and Communications, Kalio Moala, Lapaha district officer, Town officers and people from the 5 coastal communities (Nukuleka,Makaunga, Talafo'ou, Navutoka and Manuka).

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  1. Na'e kau hake 'a e kainga hahake fakataha mo  Looti Ma'afu Tukui'aulahi ki hono fakaola ha poloseki ki hono malu’i  'o e fosoa ‘i he vahe hahake i he uike atu ‘o fakahoko ‘a e ouau ni ‘i Talafo’ou.

    Ko e 'amanaki 'e fakahoko 'a e  ngaue ni 'e he BB Construction Ltd pea ke 'osi ki  Fepueli 2015.

    Oku fakapa’anga ‘a e poloseki ko ‘eni ‘e he European Union, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) mo e Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (SPC-EU GCCA: PSIS).

     

    Pehe ‘e Manu Manuofetoa ko e EU-GCCA Project National Coordinator ia ‘a Tonga ki he poloseki ni ‘oku fe’unga founga 'e valu he Pasifiki 'oku kau ki he poloseki ni pea kuo vahe'i ai 'e he ngaahi kautaha tokoni oku nau fakapa'anga ha  pa’anga ‘Iulope ‘e vaeua miliona ki he fonua takitaha ke fakahoko'aki.

     

     Pehe ‘e Manuofetoa ko e polokalama ‘a Tonga ‘oku ui ia ko e "’Ahi’ahi’i e founga ki hono malu’i ‘o e ngaahi matatahi ‘i he hahake ‘o Tongatapu” pea ‘oku tesii ia ‘i he ngaahi matafanga ‘e nima ‘a ia ko : Nukuleka, Makaunga, Talafo'ou Navutoka mo Manuka. Ko e ngaahi matatahi ‘eni kuo ‘auhia lahi e mata’uto’uta, hake e vai, ma’olunga ai e tahi kae ‘amo hake ke tokoni ‘eni ki hono fakasiisi’i e palopalema ki he feliuliuaki ‘a e ‘ea.

     

    Na’e me’a fakalangilangi he katoanga ni ‘a e minisita fonua mo koloa fakaenatula, Looti Ma’afu. Na’e kau atu foki ki he polokalama ni ‘a Mr. Paula Ma'u, CEO Ministry of Environment, Energy, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Meteorology, Information and Communications (MECCDMMIC), Mr. 'Asipeli Palaki, CEO Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Lu'isa Tu'i'afitu Malolo Director Climate Change, Tongatapu People Representative No. 10 Semisi Tapueluelu, Senior officials from the Ministry of Environment and Communications, Kalio Moala, Lapaha pehe ki he kau ‘ofisa fakavahe mo fakakolo kau atu foki mo e kakai pe mei he ngaahi vahenga ni (Nukuleka,Makaunga, Talafo'ou, Navutoka and Manuka).

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