Report On Chinese Loans For Nuku'alofa Reconstruction

Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

News Release

From The Chair Of The Special Parliamentary Committee Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, People’s Representative To The Legislative Assembly Of Tonga Tongatapu 1. Nuku‘alofa, Tonga

September 14, 2012

Report On The Nuku‘alofa Development Council/Corporation And The Reconstruction Of The Nuku‘alofa Central Business District Using Top$ 114 Million (440 Rmb Million) In Loan Funds From The People’s Republic Of China

This statement is made in response to public comments on the Report, made by the Attorney General, Mr. Neil Adsett to the Government owned Tonga Broadcasting Commission, and aired on September 13, 2011. Due to the political nature of Mr. Adsett’s comments, the Chairman of the Committee feels it necessary in the interests of the public to respond.

For further media comment on this statement:

Please contact the Chair of the Special Parliamentary Committee, Mr. Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva MP, by email to apohiva@yahoo.com by telephone to +676 7714548 OR Committee Member Dr. Sitiveni Halapua MP, by email to info@talanoa.org by telephone to +676 8804781.

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