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New solar farm energy for the people of Niuatoputapu

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 25/07/2019

His Majesty King Tupou VI marked the ground breaking ceremony of Niuatoputapu’s new solar power plant yesterday.

The two Niua’s representative to Parliament – Vatau Hui says, the people are very excited as this is the first time they will experience solar powered energy and once the project completes hopefully by the end of the year.

About four acres of land is allocated for the solar farm energy.

Close to 800 people on the island and will benefit from this $5.7 million USD project or equivalent to more than $11million pa’anga funded by Asian Development Bank – ADB in partnership with the Government of Australia.

A similar program will be carried out on the island of Niuafo’ou.

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