New studio for Tonga’s national broadcaster

Tonga Broadcasting Commission will have a new studio that will be funded by the Government of Japan.

The new building is part of the $56 million Pa’anga Nationwide Early Warning System (NEWS) Project.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister and  Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure, Semisi Sika said the building will replace the first-ever broadcasting studio building for Tonga that was commissioned by Her Late Majesty Queen Salote Tupou III in 1961.

“Such milestone work was established with the primary purpose to deliver radio and now television programmes to entertain, educate and inform the audience.”

The new complex will be constructed at Fasi-moe-Afi ‘a Tungi.