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The official Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the Nuku’alofa Area Sidewalk Project to take place on Wednesday, 25th July 2018

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24th July, 2018 This is a Public Notice from the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The Ministry wishes to inform the public that on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 at 10:00am the Ministry of Infrastructure will host the Official Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the Nuku’alofa Area Sidewalk Project at the corner of Royal Tomb ‘Mala’ekula’ and the Loumaile Lodge.

The Project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Chinese Government through the Embassy for the People’s Republic of China in Nuku’alofa and the Dongguan City. Total project costs is equivalent to $13m pa’anga to fund construction of new sidewalks and maintenance of existing sidewalks in the Nuku’alofa area. Approximately a total of eighteen (18) roads were identified in the Nuku’alofa Area for the construction of sidewalks.

The Ministry is grateful for the ongoing assistance from the Chinese Government and the Dongguan City as this is the second support from the Dongguan City to implement infrastructure projects called by the Ministry. The first assistance by the Dongguan City to the Ministry is through road maintenance of agricultural and tourism roads in Tongatapu approximate to $1.25million USD of total costs.

It is the anticipation of the Ministry that with more constructed sidewalks at Nuku’alofa, it will provide access to safe pathways for pedestrians who travels on foot, encourage our people to a healthier lifestyle in walking/exercise for longer life span and cheaper in terms of petrol expenses.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Salome ‘Akau’ola at of the Ministry of Infrastructure on the telephone number 23 100 or 23 201 (extension 148), or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Issued by the: Ministry of Infrastructure

 

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