23 April 2009
The Minister of Finance and National Planning, Public Enterprises and Information, Hon. Afu’alo Matoto, officiated before the lunch hour today at the junction of Laifone and Taufa’ahau Roads to mark the beginning by Tonga Power Limited of replacing the old power poles to enhance distribution lines throughout the country.
The Hon. Minister , told the Media on location, “This is part of the programme of capital development for the Tonga Power Limited, to upgrade the distribution network, make it a lot safer, reduce the risk like the poles that we see here and this will be done throughout the whole of Tongatapu, Ha’apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua. This will help to reduce the cost of electricity, raise the efficiency of the Power distribution and help reduce the consumption as well.”
Present at the brief ceremony was the Acting Chief Executive for Tonga Power Limited Mr. David Wright, who informed the media that, “Tonga Power will spend TOP $16.4m over the next seven years to improve the electricity distribution network of power lines and poles. I am glad to inform the people of
It was also a happy occasion for the Tonga Power Limited’s employees as they were using their fleet of 5 new vehicles shipped from
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