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GATEWAY TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION GOES LIVE!

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31 October 2013 The official website of the Tonga Government has been launched today, 31st October 2013. The portal site can be accessed at – www.tongaportal.gov.to

The portal serves as the point of entrance to all 15 Government Ministries’ online information.  The portal has been organised and structured for easy accessibility to the websites of each Government Ministry.  The site will provide important and updated Government news information in addition to links to all Government Ministries, Government Agencies and Public Enterprises. 

According to the Director of the Ministry of Information and Communications, Mr Paula Pouvalu Ma’u, “with the rapid growth of internet and ICT development in Tonga, it is important that Government is prepared to facilitate this fast pace evolutionary transformation.  Tonga is at its peak in relation to technological advancement with the newly commissioned high speed internet broadband.  As a result, Government today is launching this new portal site in support of the infrastructure that is now in place, he said”.

The Prime Minister and Minister for Information and Communications, Lord Tu’ivakano noted that the new form of global connectivity, with access to information and knowledge, will improve quality of life, as important information on health, education, employment and business services are now just a click away.  He added that the portal would contribute to economic growth and development including social, political and cultural benefits. Products and services need no longer be constrained by distance or time and companies in Tonga can now trade and collaborate with suppliers and customers in every corner of the world, he said. The Prime Minister also highlighted that Tonga could effectively embrace ICT and develop new industry sectors, creating additional jobs thus increasing national prosperity. 

The Government Portal site was designed with the kind assistance of Digit Global System (Overseas) Limited of Singapore and is being administered by the Ministry of Information and Communications.


ENDS.


Issued by: Ministry of Information and Communications. For further information, please contact: Paula P Ma’u – Director, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ph#: +676 28 170, mob: +676 881 5340 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 November 2013 09:57 )  

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