ADB-funded projects in Timor-Leste have validated the need to improve operations and maintenance (O&M) of water systems and to increase institutional capacity to manage urban water supply systems. These needs are vital to adequate service delivery, which cannot be compensated for through infrastructure investment alone. A different operational mode with an effective O&M strategy is required for Timor-Leste to meet its water sector development goals. Previous TAs have focused on changing the National Directorate for Water Supply and Sanitation (DNSAS) management structure without addressing the constraints posed by the existing regulatory and institutional framework. Within the current framework, DNSAS does not have the mandate to implement the proposed management structures and procedural changes.
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