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ADB extends assistance for renewable energy project by USD$12 million

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/12/2019

The Asia Development Bank has extended its assistance to Tonga’s renewable energy project to ensure there will be no electrical faults during road accidents or in an event of a natural disaster.

CEO of Tonga Power Ltd, Setitaia Chen says, the assistance offered is worth USD$12 million which will contribute to batteries, grid improvements, and new solar farms to increase electricity access for outer-island communities.

Setitaia adds, the assistance would help people rely less on diesel but on natural resources that is environmental clean and safer for use.

The assistance will also fund the Outer island renewable energy project of helping Tonga achieve 70% renewable energy generation by 2030.



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