Amazing pictures from inside new St George Palace

    Photos: Hon. Semisi Sika, Minister of Tourism

    For the first time, many Tongans can now look inside the new multi-million Chinese funded government building in Nuku’alofa.

    Above are some amazing pictures of government ministers inside the $28 million pa’anga palace.

    The construction of the building was completed on 17 May and its completion was certified in Nuku’alofa on June 22 after a handover certificate was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni and the new Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr. Wang Baodong.

    The government has yet to confirm a date for the opening.

    Over 90 per cent of the Utilities Commission testing has been completed which included Fire Emergency and Health Issues, a government statement said.

    After a joint inspection, both parties unanimously agreed that the building met the requirement for acceptance, it said.

    The construction began in November 18, 2015 and was expected to be completed by August 31.

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