NUKU’ALOFA-June 15: 3.30pm (Environment News): The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) unit here at the Department of Environment are continuing to test and monitor waters in and around the new Domestic Wharf on the Ma’ufanga waterfront.
EIA Officer Kosilio Faka’osi today was on site again to carry our the testing with staff of TOA Construction, who are working on the Japan Government funded project.
Results showed that no sediments has leaked into the seas in and around the wharf area, with the sealed cotton enclosure providing sufficient protection at the moment.
The new wharf is expected to be completed at the end of the year with the opening scheduled for early next year.
It will become the main domestic wharf here in Nuku’alofa, with a modern art passenger terminal which will house cafeterias, meeting rooms and waiting lounge.
The passenger terminal is currently being constructed on the site.