Assessment sets stage for upgrade of Tonga’s largest port
Plans are under way to upgrade Tonga’s largest port as an international gateway container and general cargo terminal. As a first stage, we carried out a detailed climate change assessment in a country where natural hazards pose significant threat to development goals. The port is exposed to rising sea levels, extreme rainfall, cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis. The assessment provides insights and solutions to protect or mitigate against the impacts of climate change and clears the way for a landmark project to improve the efficiency, capacity and security of the port for decades to come. As well as upgrading and extending the facilities, features will be introduced to create a smart and sustainable port of the future for the Kingdom of Tonga. Read more here.