Timor-Leste and ADB
In the Spotlight
A total of 47 teachers from 5 construction training centers graduated today from a Diploma II program in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering conducted by Indonesia’s State Polytechnic in Malang, (POLINEMA). The teacher training was carried out as part of the Mid-Level Skills Training Project funded by ADB and the Government of Timor-Leste.
The Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Rui Maria de Araujo, other government officials, and ADB representatives took part in a ceremony today to mark the opening of an upgraded road linking Karimbala to Atabae. The upgraded route is part of the broader ADB-assisted Road Network Development Sector Project.
This brief provides representatives of national government and regional organizations—and other key decision makers in climate change, development, fisheries, agriculture, environment, and natural resource management in Coral Triangle of the Pacific (CTP) and similar countries—with policy advice to help rural communities adapt to climate change.
The District Capitals Water Supply Project in Timor-Leste will deliver 24-hour supply of clean water to urban areas and improve the quality of drinking water in the district capitals of Manatuto and Pante Macasar.
Despite excellent progress in statebuilding, and improvements to key social services, human development indicators in Timor-Leste remain among the lowest in the region. Prospects for further progress hinge on prudent use of the country’s petroleum wealth to finance high quality, sustainable investments in physical and human capital.
ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011-2015 is closely aligned with Timor-Leste’s Strategic Development Plan, 2011-2030, which involves a range of development initiatives in transport, urban water supply, infrastructure management, technical and vocational education and training, finance, and regional cooperation and integration.