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New Water System for Folaha

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/09/2017


The residents of Folaha are enjoying the completion of the upgrading of their water supply system, thanks to the Japanese government.


The Japanese Ambassador to Tonga,  – H.E. Yukio Numata urges Folaha to take good care of their water system as it is a guarantee of their consistent supply..


” I hear, that since the new water system had been installed, people have been receiving plenty of good quality water everyday. I am glad that our GGP has contributed in aiding your lives and the community’s development.  I ask the Folaha community to take good care of this water system and make sure to give it the proper maintenance so that the problems that you face does not happen again to future generations.”


A representative of the Ministry of Finance- Natalia Latu recognizes this project a necessity for the Folaha community.


“One of the target performance of the framework is to increase the accessibility of water and better sanitation and to also improve the quality. In addition, it is one of the most basic needs for human kind when it comes to water supply especially at the local community in order to have clean, good quality water for our people.”


The 81 thousand US dollar project covers the installation of 1 set of solar power water, a tank stand, a water tank, Fence around the solar and a pump house system


The Minister for Education and Training – Hon. Penisimani Fifita says that this was not the first time Japan has helped Folaha.


“Japan has assisted Tonga in many ways including community development projects and we are very grateful for the generosity of the government and people of Japan. In fact, this is the second project that your government has contributed to the Folaha village community. Few years back, your government provided support to upgrade the toilets in the Government Primary School of Folaha and it has proved very useful indeed to our Primary school students and teachers.”


The Japanese government has helped a lot of villages and islands in the kingdom through its grant fund for grassroots communities.              .


The project will benefit residents of more than 800 people in Folaha.


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