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Japan formalized two Grassroots Human Security Projects in Tonga

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11th December, 2017 The Government of Japan has granted contracts to assist two Grassroots Human Security Projects in Tonga. The agreement was signed between the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Tonga, H.E Mr. Tetsuya Ishii, and representatives of respective recipient committees, at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Finance and National Planning.

The two projects are known as “The Project for the Construction of the Students Dormitory of Montfort Technical Institute” and “The Project for Upgrading the Main Pipes of the Water Supply System of Holonga Village, Tongatapu.”

H.E Mr. Tetsuya Ishii said, “These endless efforts have been an inspiration for them and undoubtedly to everyone in your community and institute at the same time please let me emphasize that today is only the beginning of the projects, all parties need to cooperate well in order to enable the smooth implementation of the two projects”

“The Securing of clean water and a reliable system to distribute it for peoples’ daily needs in accordance with the Tong Strategic Development Framework of 2015-2025, organizational outcome 5.2 , and the promotion of technical  education and training to equip youth for the future , in accordance with the same Development Framework, organizational outcome 2.4 , are some of our high priorities.”

Ambassador Ishii stated His congratulation firstly to the Holonga Village Council whose project is to upgrade their village’s water supply system, and secondly, to the Montfort Technical Institute for the project to construct a new student’s’ dormitory, which are both funded through our GGP scheme.

The two representatives of respective committees expressed their sincere gratitude to the Japanese Ambassador and the Government of Japan for their financial assistance for the people of Tonga. They also stated that they are looking forward for more collaboration in the future.


Issued by the: Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communications.


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