High Performance Liquid Chromatography Instruments

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Handover Ceremony of the Endoscope System was held on 21st  June, 2017 at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest’s  Main Office.

The Hon. Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries , Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau convey his sincere gratitude to His Excellency, Mr. Yukio Numata, Ambassador Extra-ordinary & Pleni-potentiary of Japan to Tonga,   the Government and the people  of Japan for their continuous and generous provision of development assistance to Tonga.

The Endoscope system, worth of about 1.64 million Pa’anga to the Ministry of Health, not including the construction of the new Vaiola Hospital, which was very well equipped and is, of course, the best and most advanced hospital in the Pacific region;

  • The High-Pressure Washer, which was worth about 0.13 million Pa’anga to the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources; and
  • The High Performance Liquid Chromatography instrument that will identify and quantify the amount of Pesticides present in food from crops such as vegetables, of which pesticides were used for protection of damages and plant diseases or from insect pests or from weeds, worth of about 0.45 million Pa’anga to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests – which all added up to a total of more that 2.22 million Pa’anga.

These key equipment and instruments will definitely help improve the services provided by our ministries to the people of Tonga.  The Hon. Minister deeply honored to accept these much needed equipment and instruments donated by the Government of Japan to:

  1. the Health sector to support and improve the health of our people;
  2. the Land and Natural Resources sector to support the protection and conservation of the country’s natural environment and sustainable development and management of natural renewable resources; and
  3. the Agriculture and Food sectors to ensure food security good health of the population and creation of a driver for sustainable economic growth. 

The Hon. Minister concluded with his trust that these line ministries, civil society and the private sector will fully  utilize these equipment  and looking forward to maintain the good and close working relationship between the Government ministries represented with the Government of Japan.

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