Tonga receives TP$3.6 million equipment from Japan

Japan’s Ambassador, HE Mr Yukio Numata officially handed over equipment worth of 3.6 million pa’anga to assist Tonga’s development efforts and improve disaster awareness.

The equipment was presented to Acting Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) warehouse.

Mr Yukio Numata hoped that this arrangement would assist Tonga’s economic and social challenges by providing unique, efficient and user-friendly technologies from Japan. He also stated “I am confident that our combined efforts are stepping stones for the improvement of people’s lives and alleviation of hardships in the Kingdom”.

The equipment includes:
• Water Pumps
• Tents
• Speakers with Sirens (loud hailer)
• Chainsaws
• Emergency Tools
• Water Tanks

The equipment was also received under the Non-project Grant Aid for Provision of Japanese SME’s 2013.

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