China, Tonga sign TOP$55 million South Pacific games contract

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Tongan Deputy Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni and Chinese Ambassador H.E. Huang Huanguang. Photo/MEIDECC

[Kiliki heni ki he lea faka-Tonga] Tonga and China have signed the contract of TOP$55 million Tonga High School new sports complex for 2019 Pacific Games.

Chinese Ambassador to Tonga H.E. Mr. Huang Huaguang said this had been the largest Tongan project the Chinese Government has funded.

Tongan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for MEIDECC and Foreign Affairs Hon Siaosi Sovaleni joined H.E. Huang and officials from their respective governments in a behind-closed-doors ceremony to confirm the grant at the Ministry of MEIDECC’s conference room in Nuku’alofa on Thursday.

The complex contains one indoor stadium, one outdoor rugby field, four outdoor netball courts, aquatics centre, one lawn bowling field and supporting facilities surrounding the sporting venues with total area of 9,180 square meters.

Hon Sovaleni said: “This is a very important project towards the  Pacific Games 2019, we would like to thank your delegation and also our senior officials for their efforts in the last month also in progressing this agreement.”

A team of 15 Chinese architectural designers were also in Nuku’alofa to inspect the site.

The construction is due to commence in October this year and is expected to be completed by May 2019.

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  1. Na’e fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tongá mo e Pule’anga Siainá ha aleapau ki hono langa ‘o e mala’e sipoti ‘i he Ako Ma’olunga ‘o Tongá ki he Sipoti ‘o e Pasifikí 2019, ‘a ia ‘oku fe’unga hono mahu’ingá mo e $55 miliona Tonga ‘i he pongipongi ‘o e ‘ahó ní ‘i he ‘Ofisi ‘o e Potungāue MEIDECC.

    Na’e fakahā ai ‘e he Tokoni Palēmiá ka ko e Minisitā ki he MEIDECC mo e Potungāue ki Mulí Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni ki he ‘Amipasitoa Siaina ki Tongá ‘a ‘ene hounga’ia ‘i he tokoni kuo fakahoko ‘e he Pule’anga Siainá ‘i hono fakapa’anga ‘o e polokalama fakalakalaka ni.

    “’Oku kau ‘eni ‘i ha polōseki mahu’inga ‘i he’etau teuteu atu ki he fe’auhi Sipoti ‘a e Pasifikí ‘i he 2019, ‘oku mau fakahā ‘a ‘emau hounga’ia mo e fakamālō ‘i he ngāue lahi kuo fakahoko ‘e ho’o kau ‘ōfisá ka e pehē ki he kau ‘ōfisa ma’olunga mei he Pule’anga Tongá ‘i hono fataki mai e ngaué ni mei he ngaahi māhina kuo ‘osí ‘o a’u mai ki he ‘ahó ni.”

    Ko e mala’e va’inga ‘oku ‘amanaki ke langá, ‘oku kau ki ai ‘a e fale mamata’anga sipoti ‘e taha, mala’e ‘akapulu ‘e taha, mala’e netipolo ‘e fā, senitā ki he fe’auhi kakaú mo e ngaahi naunau sipoti. ‘Oku fe’unga ‘a e ‘ēlia ko ‘eni mo e sikuea mita ‘e 9,180.

    Taimi tatau na’e fakahā ‘e he ‘Amipasitoa ‘a Siaina ki Tongá H.E Huang Huaguang ko e polokalama fakalakalaka lahi taha eni kuo fakapa’anga ‘e he Pule’anga Siainá ‘i Tonga ni.

    ‘Oku lolotonga ‘i Nuku’alofá ni foki ha kulupu mei Siaina fe’unga mo e toko 15 ke siofi mo sivi’i ‘a e feitu’u ‘oku ‘amanaki ke fakahoko ai ‘a e ngāué.

    ‘Oku ‘amanaki ke kamata ‘a e ngāué ni ‘i ‘Okatopa ‘o e ta’ú ni, pea ‘oku fakafuofua ke kakato ia ki Mē ‘o e 2019.

    NGATA’ANGA

    Tuku atu mei he: Potungāue Fakamatala ‘Ea, Ma’u’anga Ivi, Ma’u’anga Fakamatala, Fakatamaki Fakaenatula, ‘Atakai, Feliuliuaki ‘o e ‘Ea mo e Fetu’utaki.