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Ha’apai and Ministry of Fisheries receive 8 small boats from China

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 11/01/2019

The Minister for Fisheries – Semisi Fakahau on Friday received assistance from China’s Ambassador to Tonga – H.E Wang Baodong.

The assistance was 8 small fishing vessels, about 34 feet long where 4 will be transported to Ha’apai and 4 will be used by the Ministry.

The Minister for Fisheries – Semisi Fakahau says the assistance will be useful for the sea transportation of the people of Ha’apai.

These vessels were from the city of Dongguan in the Chinese province of Guangdong in close partnership with Ha’apai.

CEO of Fisheries – Dr Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi says these vessels are fully equipped and are ready for use.

Training will be carried out for those who will be using these vessels.

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