TONGA: Economic summit forges private/public partnership

despite mass and popular Tongan opposition to the privitisation & WTO agenda and calls for democracy.


Tonga's first ever national economic summit has ended, with agreement on seven key projects needed if the country's economy is to be turned around in the next two years. That's the target set by the Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industry, as the Kingdom faces the expensive task of rebuilding the capital, Nuku'alofa after last years riot. The economic summit brought together government officials and business people in a bid to work out a coordinated strategy on investment, exports and national development.

Presenter/Interviewer: Bruce Hill

Speakers: Lisiate A'kolo, Tonga's Labour Commerce and Industry Minister

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