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Government and Fatumu residents’ overseas work together to construct a new wharf at the village

 Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 21/03/2017

Travelling by boat from Tongatapu to ‘Eua will soon be reduced to half an hour with less cost – if the new domestic wharf to be constructed in Fatumu completes.

This comes after the residents of Fatumu residing overseas submitted a request to Government – to construct a new domestic wharf, adjacent Laulea beach at the South East of Tongatapu.

Paula Ma’u – the CEO of Environment under MEIDECC told Radio Tonga News – currently, his Ministry is conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment in this area.

The project involves a lot of work because huge rocks and corals on the reef will be removed from the area which used to be the fishing ground for local fishermen and will no longer exist.

Once the work completes – they will hand it over to the Ministry of Infrastructure for the construction of the wharf.

More work will be made to the land areas in the nearby surroundings which need to be leased for construction of facilities to serve the wharf.

The multi-million pa’anga project is set to be completed by next year.

It is planned that once the wharf completes – travels from Tongatapu to ‘Eua by sea will be conducted from this wharf.

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