4 Jun 2024

Questions whether Tonga Forum housing will be ready

From , 6:02 am on 4 June 2024
Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

Photo: 123rf/ Don Mammoser

There are concerns in Tonga whether a housing development, planned to provide accommodation for people attending the Pacific Islands leaders' summit in August, will be completed in time.

Work to clear the land at Popua, which is adjacent to the historic Sia Heu Lupe site, has been underway through May.

The government hopes to erect 100 prefabricated houses at the site to provide additional accommodation for those attending the summit.

They will be allocated to the elderly after the event.

RNZ Pacific correspondent in Tonga, Kalafi Moala, told Don Wiseman about the concerns.