Infrastructure

MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE - TONGA

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:

  1. HON. 'AKILISI POHIVA – ACTING MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE.
  2. MR. PESALILI TU'IANO – ACTING CEO FOR INFRASTRUCTURE.

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  • ALAIVAHAMAMA’O BYPASS ROAD, VAOLOLOA, NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA.

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  • P.O BOX 52, NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA.

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MOI 7 MAIN DIVISIONS:

  1. POLICY & PLANNING DIVISION (HEAD:  MANDIE FINAU)
  2. CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION (HEAD: KISIONE TAUFA)
  3. ENGINEERING DIVISION (HEAD: PESALILI TUIANO)
  4. MARINE & PORTS DIVISION (HEAD: KELELA TONGA)
  5. LAND TRANSPORT DIVISION (HEAD: TEVITA LAVEMAI)
  6. CIVIL AVIATION DIVISION (HEAD: CEO – MR. RINGO FA’OLIU)
  7. BUILDING DIVISION (HEAD: FOTU VEIKUNE)


New MV Olovaha to arrive in Tonga

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Mr. Kouhei Murashima, President of the Ishii Ship Building Company Ltd. (ISB ) of Chiba, Japan, who are constructing the new "MV. Olovaha," and his delegation visited Tonga this week, and held a press conference with the Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Feleti Sevele, on Saturday 27th. February 2010.

At this press conference Mr. Murashima announced the good news which Government and the people of Tonga had been waiting for, that is, that the new "MV Olovaha" will arrive in Tonga on 20th. October 2010.

The Prime Minister conveyed Tonga's deep gratitude to the Government of Japan, and also to the ISB for their great commitment to expediting the construction of the vessel. The Prime Minister also announced that the new  "MV.Olovaha" will be officially launched and christened on Tonga's National Day,  4th. November 2010.

ISB Progress Report :-

In his progress report, Mr. Watanabe, the ISB Consultant announced that the actual construction of the vessel will be completed on 6th. July 2010. From then until mid-September the vessel will undergo it's final testing, before it sails for Tonga, arriving on 20th. October 2010.

After the final test runs in Tonga, the signing of the Tongan crew and the final operational arrangements, the vessel will be officially handed over from the Government of Japan to the Government of Tonga on 4th. November 2010.

Statistics of the vessel :-

Seating for passengers include 170 comfortable seats and 28 bunkers with another 3 large and wide rooms with open spaces to accommodate the remaining 202 passengers. These rooms are suitable for those who wish to travel lying down on their own bedding.  There are also wooden seats on the upper-deck  with temporary cover for those who prefer open air areas. There are 7 cabins for the crew.

Costs of the vessel :-

The cost as constructed is USD$16 million. With the refitting of the interior, equipment, and the spare parts which will be brought in the vessel, the total cost will be close to USD$20 million

Measurements and statistics of the vessel are as follow :-


NEW VESSEL

MV. OLOVAHA

Length overall

53.00 m

49.91m

Beam

13.50 m

11.00 m

Depth to the main deck

4.30 m

3.60 m

Draft designed

3.00 m

2.40 m

Gross tonnage

1,500

955 t

Deadweight all told

520 t

250 t

Cargo payload

400 t

250 t

Main engine

735 kW (1,000 ps)

700 kW (950 ps)

Speed

11.5 knots

9 knots

Passengers

400 p

340 p

Crew

22 p

About 22 p

Equipment

Dry container 8'x6'x2m  x 54

Reefer container 8'x6'x2'  x8

Forklift 6 t capacity   x 2

Engine spare parts

( Issued by the Ministry of Information &  Communication at FWC Fasi Building, Salote Rd. email : www.mic.gov.to ) .

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 July 2011 21:43 )
 
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