The Minister for Finance, Hon. Tevita Lavemaau, with the CEO for Finance, Mrs. Balwyn Fa’otusia, handing over the signed Grant Agreement to the Head of the ADB Country Office in Tonga, Mr. Tatafu Moeaki.
“ Tonga welcomes with profound appreciation the Asian Development Bank’s munificent $45 million grant to assist the upgrade and reconstruction of its key International Port, Queen Salote Wharf, under the Nuku’alofa Port Upgrade Project ”, the Hon. Tevita Lavemaau, Minister for Finance, told Mr. Tatafu Moeaki (Senior Country Coordination Officer and Head of the ADB Country Office in the Kingdom) on Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 upon signature of the Grant Agreement, for Tonga. Ms. Leah C Gutierrez, Director General of the ADB’s Pacific Department, signed for the Asian Development Bank.