23 Dec 2015

Isolated Tongan island gets solar lights

10:35 am on 23 December 2015

Solar powered street lights have been switched on for the first time on the island of Nomuka in Tonga.

The lights are among more than a thousand given to the Ministry of Environment by China for distribution to isolated islands in the country.

At a commissioning ceremony this week, the Chinese Ambassador Huang Huaguang said the new lights would provide security and convenience for the people on the island in the Ha'apai group.