TC Harold reconstruction project underway
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 01/06/2020
The government has begun the reconstruction of homes destroyed by TC Harold earlier this year in April. This afternoon the Prime Minister and a number of cabinet ministers attended the ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of this reconstruction project.
Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa says government had made amendments to this reconstruction project in order to begin earlier and be completed within a few weeks.
The Finance Minister – Tevita Lavemaau says they are aiming to complete all 200 homes damaged in TC Gita back in 2018, and the 50 homes damaged in TC Harold, by December this year.
The Minister for MEIDECC – Poasi Tei explained that the homes are rebuilt to withstand strong cyclones with the hope that this will last longer and provide safe shelter for the families in times of natural disasters.
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