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Reconstruction of damaged buildings from Gita to complete soon

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 05/10/2020

The government is trying to complete their reconstruction project for school buildings that were damaged by Cyclone Gita before the 2020/2021 cyclone season which begins in November.

Last weekend, the village of Kolonga celebrated the completion of the reconstruction of school buildings at Mo’unga’olive College that were destroyed by Cyclone Gita in 2018.

In attendance was Kolonga’s Noble estate holder – Lord Nuku – who mentioned the importance of working together to build a sustainable and developed future.

The Acting CEO of MEIDECC – ‘Ofa Fa’anunu says, the newly reconstructed building is funded by the Australian government and the World Bank worth more than $700,000 TOP.

The reconstruction project has completed a total of 13 primary schools with 2 colleges, all under the Pacific Resilience Project (PREP).

Meanwhile, the principal of Mo’unga’olive College – Rev Sitiveni Palu expressed his gratitude over the assistance as it ensures the safety of the students.

Also attending the program was Australia’s High Commissioner to Tonga, a representative from the World Bank, the director of education for Methodist schools, director of education and many invited guests.

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