NUKU’ALOFA-March 15: 3.33pm (R2R Media): Around 750 plant seedlings were delivered to the Veitongo village community earlier today as part of the Tonga Ridge To Reef project and Fanga’uta Lagoon Catchment Area management programme.
R2R Technical Officer Petelo Otoota Tooa was on site at the village to hand over the plant seedlings with a team from the Forestry Department to the Veitongo Town Officer ‘Otuhouma Nepote.
The plant seedlings will be distributed amongst the villagers and they will take charge of planting them around the village compound and lots.
As part of the project, a team from the Forestry Department will visit the village to check on the plants later this year and also monitor the project.
The re-planting programme is part of the R2R project’s drive to replace plants that have died around the Fanga’uta area and also bring back plants that no longer live in the area.