Multi-million Fāua wharf construction starts February

Construction of the new Fāua Wharf is set to start next month in which it is expected to be completed in two years’ time.

The new wharf complex  will cater for all domestic vessels and will share with Queen Salote Wharf the harbouring of international vessels.

It will have a new domesticate passenger terminal which could accommodate about 700 people and provide an extension docking site to the western seaside area.

Redeveloping the mooring areas between Eua Market and Takaunove Graveyard at Hala Vuna Rd,  the new TP$55.5 million (an equivalent of $23 US million)  wharf will see constructions of new Marine and Ports offices at the new harbour to make works easier for the public.

Funded by the Japanese government,  TOA Corporation from Japan will conduct the construction under the supervision of JICA, a Japanese agency which monitors the project.

“For the meantime, all agreement has been done. The construction will take place on the 3rd or 4th week of February, 2016 and will continue on for two years (2016-2018)”, a statement from the Tongan government says.

“When all work will be completed we will offer it to the government to decide whether the Ports of Authority will manage it or it becomes a Private/Public Partnership (PPP),” it says.

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