10 Feb 2015

Palau to learn about erosion control in Tonga

3:17 pm on 10 February 2015

A team from Palau is in Tonga to study a government project constructing foreshores in eastern Tongatapu to combat erosion.

Xavier Matsutaro from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community told Radio Tonga they are happy to become Tonga's partner after learning from their projects how to reduce the impacts of climate change.

It is hoped a similar building programme will be implemented in Palau.

Tonga's Climate Change National Coordinator Manu Manuofetoa says the project includes the building up of foreshores in the area and placing rocks and cement along coastal areas.

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Photo: AFP

Mr Manuofetoa says there will also be collaboration in forming programmes to help prepare for any natural disasters.