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Official Opening of the Upgrading Project for the New Domestic Transport Wharf, also known as the ‘Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Wharf’

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31st May, 2018 TONGAN This is a Public Notice from the Marine and Ports Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The Marine and Ports Division wishes to inform the public that the Project for Upgrading of Wharf for Domestic Transport at Faua, also titled as the ‘Taufa’ahau Tupou IV’ will be commission by His Majesty the King Tupou VI on Friday, 01st June 2018 at 10:00am.

The project is a joint collaboration between the Government of Tonga and Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The initial construction period of the project commenced was from April 2016 to February 2018. However, due to the destructive aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Gita to the country in February, the project was extended until May 2018. The successful of the project was from the close partnership of the Ministry of Infrastructure, TOA Corporation (contractor) and Oriental Consultants Global (consultant) of Japan, with great support of the JICA Office.

The overall grant offered for the construction of the wharf was equivalent to ¥3,320 million Japanese Yen (approximate to $66.4 million Tongan Pa’anga). A summary for the outline of the facilities and terminal building is provided here with images.

It is the hope of the Ministry that the construction of the new wharf and terminal will provide high efficiency for domestic cargo transport and passenger services to all people of Tonga.

ENDS

For more information, please contact Mrs. Meliame Tu’alau at the Marine and Ports Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure on the telephone number 22 555 or 23 100, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:57 )  

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