CNC and CHL conduct the cooperation agreement to build the houses for national liberation

CNC and CHL conduct the cooperation agreement  to build the houses for national liberation

ecutive Director of Timor-Leste’s Centro National Chega, Hugo Fernandes

DILI, 10 July 2023 (TATOLI)— The National Center of Chega (CNC) today approved a cooperation agreement with the international organization Community Housing Limited (CHL) to build houses for victims of acquittal in Timor-Leste.

CNC Executive Director Hugo Maria Fernandes emphasized that the collaboration was carried out because CHL itself is an international organization that has a mission to help those who do not have the capacity to build their own houses.

“We are formalizing the collaboration and CHL will assist CNC in building the Uma Memória Esperansa (House of Memory of Hope) program, especially for the victims of liberation from the past human rights violations,” said Hugo Maria Fernandes to TATOLI in his office Balide, Dili on monday.

The collaboration between the two institutions will be implemented for one year, currently, CNC has also identified four victims of national liberation who meet the criteria and will receive Uma Memória Esperansa.

The budget is prepared by CNC itself which comes from the state budget worth $ 50,000 which is intended to build four houses through the Uma Memória Esperansa activity.

CHL’s National Manager, Joselino Belamarco Alves, appreciated the collaboration between the two in which CHL could more easily identify the national liberation victims who needed help.

“We thank CNC for choosing CHL to design criteria for quality and inexpensive housing for the victims of fighters who need it in the municipality,” he said.

He hopes that the existing contract can be extended because the program has had a very good impact, the house that will be designed by CHL is 12 x 8 in size with three bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and toilet.

According to data from the Directorate of Solidarity Division for Victims of national liberation CNC, currently, 52 liberation victims are in the category of very needy but due to the limited funds, could only choose four people this year.

CHL is a not-for-profit company that provides housing to low to moderate-income people who are unable to secure affordable long-term housing on the market.

CHL originated in Australia in 1993 and has since spread its operations to South Asia, Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa.

Internationally in Chile, India, India, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, and Timor-Leste, CHL aims to assist those hurt by market failures by securing pathways to secure housing by recognizing that long-term rental and home ownership is one of how people poor can get out of poverty.


Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Nelia B.


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