Main Menu

Tonga marks World Water Day

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 20/03/2020

Tonga joined the rest of the world today in marking World Water Day with the theme – Water and Climate Change. World Water Day highlights the importance of freshwater, also advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Tongatapu 5  MP Losaline Ma’asi says, the people in her constituency have been facing water problems for years due to the impacts of climate change.

Ma’asi also highlighted the importance of working together with related stakeholders in order to address similar issues face by the constituencies.

CEO of the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Natural Resources Rosamond Bing elaborates on the proposed bill for water management aiming to improve the quality of water and water management in Tonga.

Today’s program also marked the completion of a three-day workshop where 30 participants from the Western district took part in last week. The workshop was conducted by the Tonga Water Board in partnership with the Civil Society.

Participating in the workshop included those from Fo’ui, Ha’avakatolo, Kolovai, ‘Ahau, Kanokupolu and Ha’atafu.

The CEO then presented certificates to the 30 participants who successfully completed the 3-day workshop.

World Water Day is marked on the 22nd of March every year and this year, in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 campaign also promoted messages around handwashing and hygiene and guidance on staying safe while supporting the campaign.

© Radio and Television Tonga News