Nuku’alofa flooding to drain faster


Severe flooding in low-lying areas of Nuku’alofa, and the stagnation of flood and waste waters in homes and schools is expected to ease in some areas of the capital, following the completion in December of a five-year multi-million Integrated Urban Development Sector Project that includes roads building and rehabilitation of drainage systems.

The US$14.2 million project, which started in 2008, is funded by the Asian Development Bank with a grant of US$11.3 million (about T$22m) while the Government of Tonga is spending around US$2.4 million.

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