New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Sarah Walsh, handed over new x-ray and radio communications equipment to Tonga Airports Limited staff at Fua’amotu airport today. The x-ray equipment was jointly funded by New Zealand and Tonga. It replaces the old x-ray system New Zealand provided in 2006 which has come to the end of its life.
New Zealand is providing NZ$11.5 million in new funding for aviation security equipment and training in the Pacific over the next five years. This builds on New Zealand’s existing NZ$2.5 million programme to help Pacific island countries meet their international aviation regulatory obligations. The support will be implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, in cooperation with the Pacific Aviation Safety Office.
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New Zealand High Commission Nuku’alofa | Te Aka Aorere
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