New Zealand officials are expected in Tonga later this month to work on a new town plan
for Nuku'alofa's central business district, which was destroyed in the November 16 riot.
The Matangi Tonga website says a new plan for the capital is expected to be complete by March and reconstruction
work should start in April.
The minister for transport and a member of the government's reconstruction committee, Paul Karalus,
says the area destroyed is being surveyed and the information would be used by a group of
town planners from Manukau City in South Auckland.
Mr Karalus says the plan is to have the town ready in time for the Kings Coronation next year.