MATATOA, TOFOA (26th July 2022) — The Government of Australia donates distribution network equipment’s to Tonga to support Tonga Power Ltd.’s recovery efforts from the HTHH Volcanic Eruption, Coastal Tsunami.
The Official Handover event marks the successful handover of the Government of Australia’s Emergency aid conducted by Deputy High Commissioner for Department of Foreign Affairs Australia to Tonga – Mr. Donald Moltimore joined by Mr. Tapu Panuve, Chairman for the Common Utilities Board of Directors.
As stated by First Secretary of Development, Foreign Affairs Australia, Ms. Shelly Thomson, The Australian Government’s emergency aid donations will be beneficial to Tonga’s Distribution Network operations especially due to the current COVID-19 restrictions that could potentially cause delays and shortages in supply of critical distribution network assets.
Tonga’s distribution grid towards coastal areas of Tongatapu was heavily affected by the HTHH Volcanic Eruption tsunami. Emergency requests to donor agencies including government of Australia during the disaster recovery of HTHH were completed in close cooperation with Government of Tonga, Tonga Power Ltd and Department of Foreign Affairs Australia, which in turn resulted in successful procurement of emergency aid assets which had been donated today.
The Chairman, Board of Directors, senior management and staff of Tonga Power Ltd. thanks Government of Australia for the gracious donation of emergency supplies to assist with improving the resilience & safety of Tonga’s electricity distribution network.
Tonga Power Limited