Three new buses donated by Japanese government  

Three buses worth TOP$350,000 have been donated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs by the Japanese government.

The buses would help transport athletes and sport competitors in their preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, the Paralympics and the Rugby Union World Cup 2019.

The Japanese Ambassador to Tonga HE Tetsuya Ishii in a statement said he hoped the kingdom would use these buses in accordance with the purpose of the project, arrange regular maintenance to keep it in good conditions for as long as possible, and drive carefully and safely.”

The Minster of Internal Affairs Hon Losaline Ma’asi welcomed the donation and thanked the people and the Government of Japan for their assistance.

The Hon Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva attended the handover ceremony on Thursday.

“HE Tetsuya Ishii enjoyed a round bus ride from Vuna Wharf to the Popua Park on one of the new buses, with guests accompanying them on the second and third bus.”

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