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PM hand over first house built under reconstruction aid for TC Gita

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 27/12/2019

The Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa officially handed over the key of the first house built by the Government following the devastation from TC Gita to the owner at Popua on Christmas eve.

PM says his new government is focusing on completing all requirements needed to complete the reconstruction process, since Gita made landfall last year.

He adds, the new house owned by ‘Ana ‘Iloa Kaufusi of Popua was built according to Tonga’s Building Code with high expectation that it can withstand the impacts of natural disasters.

Ana Kaufusi was very emotional and expressed how happy she is as a widow with her children as they can celebrate Christmas at their newly constructed house.

The construction of the new house was at a cost of more than 70thousand pa’anga.

Meanwhile the Minister of Infrastructure Hon. ‘Akosita Lavulavu says this is the first house built under the government’s project and they are continuing with other construction projects.



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