The Government sets $314 thousand for the road construction in Dili

The Government sets $314 thousand for the road construction in Dili

DILI, 21 april, 2021 (TATOLI) –The Government’s Ministry of Public Works (MPW), recently allocates $314 thousand for the road reconstruction project which has been carried out by the Montana Diak Company.

According to the Minister of Public Work (MPW), Salvador Pires,  the project will be last for two months, Between April and May. 

“After analyzing the company’s financial and technical capacity, the Board of Directors of the Infrastructure Fund (CAFI) decides Montana Diak company as the company responsible for the rehabilitation of the roads in Dili,” Minister MOP, Salvador Pires said. 

The National Director of Roads, Bridges, and Flood Control, João Mário Gama de Sousa said, that the National Procurement Commission (CNA) is preparing the procurement process for the company to start work.

“The Montana Diak company has already mobilized heavy equipment to start the works”, Mr. Sousa, said. 

The working team is composed of members from the MOP and the National Development Agency (ADN), including CAFI.

Timor-Leste, Council of Ministers meeting (Image Tatoli/Egas Cristovao)

It is recalled that, The Prime Minister (PM), Taur Matan Ruak gives the instructions to prioritize rapid intervention in response to the damage caused by the floods that have recently inflicted the country.

According to President for the Council of Minister, Fidelis Magalhães, during the meeting, the Ministry of State Administration (MAE) and the State Secretary for Civil Protection (SEPS) have informed the Council regarding the damage caused by floods and the current efforts spent during the emergency phase.

Magalhães added that The SEPS Minister, Joaquim Gusmão related to the Council regarding the focused-on relief operations since the first hours after the shock caused by the floods, namely about the rescue of citizens as well as emergency humanitarian support, with the delivery of first-class goods including water, medicines, and transport.

Magalhães added that, in addition to humanitarian aid from national and international partners, SEPS received financial support from abroad. Thus, the United States of America (USA) has provided 100 thousand American dollars in emergency funding the same amount was provided by the Chinese Government, The Australian Government has made available 5.34 million, International Cooperation Agency of Japan (JICA, in English) has granted the US $ 5000 and the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) US $ 50 thousand.

Journalist: Antónia Gusmão, Florêncio Miranda Ximenes

Editor: Julia Chatarina




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