NZ provides further support to cyclone-hit Tonga
NZ provides further support to cyclone-hit
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today
announced New Zealand is providing a further $1.4 million to
help Tonga recover from Tropical Cyclone Ian.
a request from the Tongan Government, New Zealand will
provide equipment and materials to help restore the
electricity network on the affected islands of Ha’apai.
We have also made an offer to provide New Zealand-based
technicians, if needed,” Mr McCully says.
has caused significant damage to electricity infrastructure,
including power lines and transformers. Our contribution
will cover resources needed to reconnect villages including
those on small outer islands.
“Reliable access to
electricity helps communities recover quickly after a
disaster as it supports the operation of critical
infrastructure such as schools, medical centres and
“New Zealand is committed to supporting the
Tongan Government as the relief and reconstruction effort
Today’s announcement brings New
Zealand’s support for the cyclone response to $1.9
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