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Locals of Ha’apai marked the completion of the Twilight exercise on Saturday

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 25/07/2016)

The locals of Ha’apai marked the completion of the humanitarian assistance carried out by the locals of Ha’apai on Saturday this follows their three week exercise on the island.

A special team from Tongatapu went to the island to inspect the assistance.

The team includes the High Commissioner of Australia – H.E. Andrew Ford, New Zealand’s High Commissioner – H.E. Sarah Walsh, Director of NEMO – Leveni ‘Aho and others.

Welcoming the team from Ha’apai were the Governor – Mo’ale Finau and the people’s representative from Ha’apai constituency 13 to Parliament Veivosā Taka.

Speaking to Radio Tonga News, Mo’ale Finau says they are very happy and appreciative of the assistance from the members of the Tropic Twilight.

He adds the water tanks will be catering the needs of the locals in times of pro-long drought and disasters.

Also speaking to Radio Tonga News – Lt. Col. Josh Wineera says their mission in Ha’apai has been accomplished and they are very happy with their achievement.

Nine 10,000 litres water storage tanks have been installed in various churches, the fire station and city hall in Pangai.

A toilet block is also being built near the Pangai Ferry Terminal, a high-traffic location.

Tropic Twilight is a humanitarian activity focused on disaster relief operations that is being conducted this year in Tonga.

More than 200 personnel took part in the Twilight Exercise.

Personnel from China, US, France, New Zealand and Australia and members from His Majesty’s Armed Forces took part in the military exercise Tropic Twilight.

© Radio & TV Tonga News 2016