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Govt approves resolution proposal for the implementation of US$ 484 million projects

Govt approves resolution proposal for the implementation of US$ 484 million projects

Parliament votes for the final state budget of 2020 (Image Tatoli/ Egas Cristovao)

DILI, 27 july 2022 (TATOLI) – The draft Resolution Proposal of the National Parliament for the ratification of the Millennium Challenge compact agreement, presented by the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães, was approved on wednesday.

The cooperation pact, which was signed last july 19th, will be executed over five years and has a global amount of US$ 484 million.

“The program will focus on two main components, one on improving the water, sanitation, and drainage system and the other on education and training. The first component aims to reduce the contamination of drinking water and groundwater, which can cause illness and impede the well-being and health of children and adults. This component includes the building of a factory to produce chemical disinfectants for the city water supply, the construction of the country’s first central wastewater system, the improvement of the drainage network for the capital Dili and four neighboring municipalities, policy and institutional reforms as well as social and behavioral changes to improve the sanitation system and water management at the household level,” said Magalhães.

He said the second component aims to improve the quality of high school education for students by improving high school teaching and school leadership.

The project will establish the country’s first formal initial teacher training certification institution, the Centre of Excellence, which will provide professional training and certification for prospective and current high school teachers and leaders. Investing in teacher training will lead to better high schools, with students who will be better prepared for jobs or post-secondary education and thus improve their ability to contribute to the country’s economic growth.

 

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges

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