Japan grants TP$55.4 million to upgrade and extend Faua wharf

The Tongan government has received about TOP$55.4 million grant from the Government of Japan to help udgrade and extend Faua wharf.

The grant was received yesterday after Tonga’s Port of Authority revealed last year a plan to extend the wharf starting  this year.

The proposed plan involves expanding the wharf’s waterfront operational areas by 250 m from the wharf’s current locations which can cover up to sea areas opposite Takaunove cemetery at Vuna Rd.

The extension plan is expected to be completed by 2018.

Only two ships at the size of MV ‘Otu Anga’ofa can berth at Faua at present but the extension when completed will allow up to 10 ships to dock at the port.

A statement from government today says the new wharf will also cater for inter-island sea transportation with boarding areas specially constructed for the elderly and disabled people.

“The Passenger Terminal Building’s roof top will have an independent solar system to commence Tonga’s step towards facilities that are more energy efficient with a greater degree of energy security, and more importantly an environmentally friendly source of energy”.

Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva extended his gratitude to His Excellency, Mr Yukio Numata, Ambassador of Japan to Tonga, and the Government of Japan, the “heartfelt appreciation” of the Tongan Government and the people of Tonga with the grant.  He therefore expressed his well wishes for the “bilateral relation between Japan and Tonga to continue growing in strength”.

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  1. “Fakamo’oni Palēmia ‘o Tonga ki he tokoni TOP$55.4 miliona mei he Pule’anga Siapani”

    Na’e fakamo’oni ‘a e ‘Eiki Palēmia, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, ko e Minisitā ki Muli mo Fefakatau’aki mo H.E Mr. Yukio Numata ko e ‘Amipasitoa ‘o Siapani ki Tonga, ki ha Aleapau tokoni fakafuofua ki he TOP$55.4 miliona mei he Pule’anga Siapani ‘i he pongipongi Pulelulu 10 ‘o Sune 2015 ki hono fakalelei’i’o e Uafu ki he Fefolau’aki vaka fakalotofonua.

    Ko e polokalanga ngāue fakalakalaka mahu’inga ko eni na’e fakahā ‘e he Palēmia ‘o Siapani lolotonga ‘a e fakataha hono fitu ‘a e Kau Taki mei he Pasifiki (PALM7) ‘a ia na’e fakahoko ‘i Siapani ‘i Mē. Ko e fakamo’oni’i ‘o e aleapau he ‘aho ni ‘oku ne fakahā mai ‘a e tokanga ‘a e Pule’anga Siapani ki he ngaahi fakalakalaka faka’ikonomika mo fakasosiale ‘o Tonga he ngaahi ta’u lahi ‘o a’u mai ki he ‘aho ni.

    Ko e tokoni ko eni, ko e ola lelei ia ‘o e ngaahi kole tokoni mei he Pule’anga Tonga ki he Pule’anga Siapani ke tokangaekina mo fakalakalaka ” ‘a hono fetuku mo fakaheka ‘o e uta mo e kau pasese pea ke lava ke fakafaikehehe’i ‘a e ngaahi vaka mei tu’apule’anga mo fakalotofonua,” ko e fakahā ia ‘e he ‘Amipasitoa ‘o Siapani ki Tonga, HE, Yukio Numata ‘i he hili ‘a e ouau fakamo’oni. Na’a ne fakahā ai ko e palani” ….ke toe langafo’ou ‘a e tafa’aki fakahihifo ‘o e Uafu Faua ke hoko ia ko e Uafu ki he fefolau’aki fakalotofonua.”

    Na’e fakahā ‘e ‘Amipasitoa Numata ” ko e Uafu fakalotofonua fo’ou……’e ngaohi ‘o fakatatau ki he tu’unga fakavaha’apule’anga ‘o hange ko e fale talitali ki he kau folau, ‘a ia ‘e fakakau ki ai mo ha ngaahi fiema’u ke fakafaingamalie’i ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u ki ha ni’ihi kuo matu’otu’aange mo faingata’a’ia fakasino ‘aki hano fokotu’u ha ngaahi ‘alu’anga ‘e fe’unga mo kinautolu ki he hu’anga ki he ngaahi vaka.

    Ko e ‘ato ‘o e fale talitali’anga folau ‘e ‘i ai ‘a e sisitemi ma’u’angaivi mei he la’aa ke kamata ‘a e nga’unu ‘a Tonga ki he lakanga fo’ou ki hono ngaue’aki ‘o e ngaahi ma’u’anga ivi mei he la’aa ‘oku si’i ange hono fakamole mo lelei ki he ‘atakai. Na’a ne fakahā ko e polokalama ngāue ko eni ‘oku fakafuofua ke kakato ki he ta’u 2018, ‘a ia ‘e taimi lelei ia ki he teuteu ‘a Tonga ki he Sipoti ‘a e Pasifiki he 2019.

    Na’e me’a ‘a e ‘Eiki Palēmia ‘o Tonga, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva ki a ‘Amipasitoa Numata ‘o fakahā ‘a e “loto hounga’ia mo’oni” ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga mo e kakai ‘o Tonga ki he tokoni kuo fakamo’oni. Na’a ne me’a ‘o fakahā ai ‘a e talomonu ” ke hokohoko atu mo tupulekina ‘a e fengaue’aki vaofi ‘a Siapani mo Tonga.”

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