Today, Tonga launches its revised Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Also referred to as ‘JNAP2’, the plan plays a central role in guiding the government’s continuous efforts to build resilience to climate change and minimize disaster risks.
16th August, 2018 A seven-day exercise aimed to support and strengthen Tonga’s emergency response capacity was opened this morning by the Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
Dubbed as Exercise Longreach the drill includes a two-day workshop, a table-top exercise at the National Emergency Management Office operation’s room and His Majesty’s Armed Forces headquarters.
10th August,2018 **The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika and the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr. Wang Baodong signed a handover certificate of 110 waters tanks worth over $100,000 US (800, 000 RMB), yesterday afternoon at St. George Building.**
The donation is part of the cyclone recovery package from the Dongguan Municipal Government, Guangdong Province China assistance to Tonga in the wake of TC Gita.
01st August, 2018 The Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of MEIDECC, Mr. Paula Ma’u signed twelve (12) contracts last Friday 27th July, 2018 with suppliers and communities to mark the beginning of another implementation stage of the Climate Change Trust Funds (CCTF) program.
The agreements with the suppliers include four contracts with the Pacific Timber & Hardware Tonga (PTH), two contracts with Jones Industries Ltd.
The contracts are to supply building materials only, and the communities will supply in-kind and labourers to complete the work.