Australia continues to support TL in the infrastructure sector

Australia continues to support TL in the infrastructure sector

Australian's and Timorese flags rising together. Illustration

DILI, 06 may 2022 (TATOLI)– The Minister of Public Works (MOP), Abel Pires da Silva, and the Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Terrence Costello discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the infrastructure sector.

The discussion took place at the office of MOP Cai-Coli in Dili.

The statement issued by the MOP office said that the Australian Government has always supported Timor-Leste, especially in the infrastructure sector, so the meeting was to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two sides to focus on clean water and rural roads.

The statement also said that at the meeting the Australian Government through its Embassy in Dili showed a willingness to continue to support and cooperate with TL.

“So far The Australian Government through the Rural Road Development (RRD) program has supported Timor-Leste in carrying out routine and periodic maintenance of rural road infrastructure,” Minister of Public Work,  Abel Pires da Silva said in a statement.

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In addition to the RRD maintenance, Australia has built several new roads in rural areas to facilitate the movement of transport and people to access markets and other important places.

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The Australian Government also supports other programs such as BOLSA da MÃE for New Generations through an injection of $5 million to the Timor-Leste’s  Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MSSI) to implement the BOLSA da MÃE program for New Generations in Timor-Leste.

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It is known that the Government of Timor-Leste receives more than $80 million in financial assistance from the Australian Government annually to implement the national development process in all sectors of Timor-Leste.

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Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Nelia Borges


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