Tapualii Fisiihoi - Administration Officer
A. Lilika Fifita - Procurement Officer
Epoki Afemui - Project Accountant
Vaha'akolo Palelei - Civil Engineer
Ana Fekau - Safeguard Officer
Dr. Elina Kaufusi Bloomfield - Communication and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Beulah Primary 1 building 2 CR Hall Tot: 2 CR Kiwi
GPS Fasi 1 building 4 CR hall Tot: 4 CR Puloka
GPS Vaini 4 buildings 2 CR+SR 2 CR block 3 CR+SR 3 CR Hall Tot: 10 CR Kiwi
Package 1 GPS Navutoka 3 buildings 2CR block 3CR Hall 2CR block+ SR Tot: 7 CR Cabella
GPS Kahoua 1 building 2 CR Hall Tot: 2 CR Kiwi
‘Apifoou College 3 buildings 2CR block, 2CR hall and 3CR block with SR Tot: 7CR Cabell
GPS Haamonga 2 buildings 3CR block +2CR hall Tot: 5CR Five Star
GPS Feletoa 1 building 4 CR hall TotL 4 CR Veisiale
GPS Taoa 1 building 3CR hall Tot: 3 CR Five Star
GPS ‘Ohonua 2 building 2 x 2 CR hall Tot: 4 CR Cabella
Hofangahau College 1 building 3 CR hall Tot: 3 CR TTS
GPS Hoi 1 building 3 CR hall Tot: 3 CR Puloka
GPS Fahefa 1 building 2 CR hall Tot: 2 CR TTS
GPS Matahau 1 building 3 CR hall Tot: 3 CR Puloka
Talafoou Middle School 1 building 2 CR hall Tot: 2 CR Cabella
Moungaol ive College 1 building 3 CR block + SR Tot: 3 CR Puloka
Tapunisili va College 1 building 2CR Hall + SR + 1 CR block Tot: 3 CR Cabella
GPS Nukualofa 3 buildings (all repair) 12 CR South Seas Construction
Tupou High School 2 buildings (1 new and 1 repair) 1 x new 2 CR block plus 1 repair Tot: 8 CR PulokaTonga Pacific Resilience Project (PREP) first training on Occupational, Health and Safety (OHS)A total of thirty participants from local construction companies and World Bank projects implemented in Tonga participated in the training led by Mr. Mike Wilson, an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist from World Bank. Mr. Wilson explains the importance of the training as a reference to the World Bank’s requirements and good industry standards and procedures that are used within the construction industry.Commissioning of new classrooms for Government Primary School, Feletoa, Vava’u
The Minister of Education and Training, Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, was the Guest of Honour, at the commissioning of new classrooms at the Government Primary School Feletoa on Wednesday 19th August.
The new building with four classrooms were constructed under the Pacific Resilience Programme (PREP) led by the MEIDECC with funding from the World Bank and the Australian Government.Commissioning of new classrooms for Government Primary School, Taoa
19th August, 2020: The Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Adrian Morrison was the Guest of Honour at the commissioning of new classrooms at the GPS Taoa.
The new building with three classrooms, was constructed under the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) led by the MEIDECC and co-funded by the World Bank and the Australian Government.
Commissioning of a New Classroom Building for GPS Kahoua under TC Gita Construction
The new classroom building of two classroom halls was constructed by a local contractor known as Kiwi (Tonga) Ltd with 147 square meters (9.8m wide by 15m long) and the whole construction was $430,000TOP. A new tank stand with new 10,000 Litres water tank was also installed at school.
The new classroom building was funded by the World Bank and the Australian Government under the Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) under MEIDECC.
Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) |OverviewT
he Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) is a series of projects with a national and regional component that will benefit not only participating countries but also the region. The Program therefore comprise of nationally implemented activities and regionally implemented activities.
Participating countries in Phase I include the Governments of Samoa, Tonga, Republic of Marshall Islands and Vanuatu with technical support by PIFS and SPC. The national project activities and the regional program are funded through the respective countries IDA allocation (national and regional) and various other grants.
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen early warning, resilient investments and financial protection of Tonga.
PREP has four main components:
Component 1: Strengthening Early Warning and Preparedness (estimated cost including contingencies: US $11.5 million)
Nationally implemented Sub-Component 1.1: Investments in Early Warning and Preparedness
Regionally implemented Sub-Component 1.2: Regional TA to strengthen impact forecasting and preparedness
Component 2: Risk Reduction and Resilient Investments (estimated cost including contingencies: US $15.5 million)
Nationally implemented Sub-component 2.1: Risk Reduction and Resilient Investments -
Regionally implemented Sub-Component 2.2: Regional Platform to Support Risk Reduction and Resilient Investment Planning
Component 3: Disaster Risk Financing (estimated cost including contingencies: US $ 5.4 million)
Nationally implemented Sub-component 3.1: Disaster risk financing instruments
Regionally implemented Sub-component 3.2: Development of Mutual Insurance Fund
Component 4: Project and Program Management (estimated cost including contingencies: US $1.5 million)
Nationally implemented Sub-component 4.1: Project Management
Regionally implemented Sub-component 4.2: Regional Program Management and Coordination
The original PREP budget was $16.759 m USD. After TC Gita, the GoT applied for Additional Financing and approved by the Bank. The AF amounted to $17.31m USD. The PREP total Budget is therefore $34.069m USD.
The PREP is aligned with the following government documents for Tonga: The Government of Tonga (GoT) current Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (2018-2028) and the National Infrastructure Investment Plan (under the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility). In addition, PREP complements and builds on the themes in Tonga’s Strategic Development Framework (TSDF) and the Tonga Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) for PPCR, including mainstreaming of climate resilience in key strategies, policies and infrastructure, as well as strengthening civil society and community engagement.
Implementation Agencies (IA´s)
The PREP Tonga institutional arrangements is made up of the National Steering Committee (NSC), a Technical Committee (TC) and a Project Management Unit (PMU). The PREP in Tonga is implemented by the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) – also responsible for overall coordination of the Project - and the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP).
The MEIDECC is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and implementation of Components 1, 2 and 4. The Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP) is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and implementation of Component 3
A National Steering Committee has been created and will be maintained throughout the Project implementation period to provide general oversight and policy direction for the PREP and chaired by the Minister of MEIDECC and the members are the CEOs from Health, Lands and Natural Resources, Finance and National Planning, Education and Training, MAFFF, MIA and MEIDECC CEO MEIDECC is the vice Chairman and The National Coordinator (NC).PMU provide secretariat supports to the (NSC) and is responsible for coordination at the national level and the national focal point for condition with the RCU and PSU at the regional level.
The NSC provides the strategic vision (on resilience in particular), guidance and oversight for the Project. Additional NSC members could be co-opted by the chair based on needs of project activities.
Project Management Unit (PMU)
The PMU is housed in MEIDECC and entrusted with the overall coordination functions for the PREP, under the guidance of the national Coordinator (NC) which is CEO MEIDECC. The PMU is responsible for day to day implementation of the Project.
The PMU includes a Project Manager, Project Accountant, Project Procurement Officer, Project Engineer, Safeguards Officer, Communication and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, National Telecommunication Specialist, and an Implementation Support Specialist and Administration Officer.
Technical Committee (TEC)
The Technical Committee (TEC) has been created and is responsible for the technical oversight of Component 1 and 2. The TEC includes representatives from the line agencies, including the Tonga Meteorology Department (TMD), the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) and the Natural Resources Division (NRD).
The line agencies support MEIDECC with the technical development and implementation of sub-components and specific activities under Component 1 and Component 2. The primary agencies have been identified at this stage to include the NEMO, the TMD, and the NRD. Representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Infrastructure and Ministry of Education also join the TEC as needed with regards to activities under Component 2.
ThemesFinance25%Finance for Develop25%Disaster Risk FinanceUrban and Rural Development75% Disaster Risk Management%25Disaster RiskReduction25%Disaster Preparedness25%Disaster Response and RecoveryEnvironment and Natural Resource ManagementClimate change 100%Adaptation 100%
SectorsOther Water Supply, Sanitation and Waste ManagementPublic Administration -Water, Sanitation and Waste Management