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Classrooms rebuilt from Gita finally completes at Navutoka

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/02/2020

The Prime Minister Hon. Dr Pohiva Tu’I’onetoa says, the new classrooms built following TC Gita are much stronger and can withstand the negative impacts in times of a natural disaster.

The Prime Minister made the remarks to mark the completion of rebuilding of classrooms damaged by TC Gita in 2018.

In his remarks – Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu’ionetoa says, it has been two years since Cyclone Gita and he is happy to see the people of Navutoka looking forward to enroll their students in these new classrooms for the new academic year.

The classrooms were built under the PREP program of the Ministry of MEIDECC, with 30 schools altogether both in Tongatapu and ‘Eua.

Meanwhile, Australia’s High Commissioner to Tonga – H.E Adrian Morisson highlighted the assistance made by the Australian government to Tonga in response to Cyclone Gita.

“When tropical cyclone Gita struck the Kingdom in 2018, we mobilized as quickly as we could to support you in your time of need. We committed some $48million dollars to support your response to recovery efforts and we particularly commend the government of Tonga for prioritizing school reconstruction projects as part of the cyclone recovery efforts. To the teachers and students of Navutoka GPS, make the most of this facilities. Make the most of the opportunity they offer. work hard study hard and your rewards will follow.”

The reconstruction project is funded by the World Bank in partnership with the Australian government which is worth USD $13million.

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