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  • 12 of June of 2019Meeting of the Council of Ministers of June 12, 2019
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Meeting of the Council of Ministers of June 12, 2019
    The Council of Ministers met in the Government Palace in Dili and approved the proposal for a Decree-Law presented by the Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, regarding the first amendment to Decree-Law no. 20/2010 of 1 December, on the Remuneration Supplements of the Public Administration. This amendment sets out the payment of allowances for public administration staff, who carry out missions in the national territory, that last longer than fifteen days and that are duly substantiated cases and authorized by the Head of the Civil House, the President of the National Parliament, the Prime Minister, the President of the Court of Appeal or the chief executive officer in respect of officials, agents and employees of the respective governing body.
    The President of TIMOR GAP, EP, Francisco Monteiro, presented to the Council of Ministers the annual report on the activities of the public company for the year 2018. Francisco Monteiro presented the programs and activities, financial results and objectives for the future, according to the Strategic Business Plan 2016-2035 of the national oil company. TIMOR GAP was established in 2011 and is responsible for the exploration, production, storage, processing, distribution and sale of petroleum products. An update on the Tasi Mane oil exploration project on the south coast of Timor-Leste was also presented. The project estimates that up to 10,000 direct jobs and up to 50,000 indirect jobs will be created. The Tasi Mane project provides for the creation of three industrial poles on the south coast of the country, from Suai to Beaço, covering the Suai Supply Platform grouping, the Betano Refinery and Petrochemical Industry grouping and the Natural Gas Installation (LNG) de Beaço, which will form the backbone of Timor-Leste's oil industry. The President of TIMOR GAP also presented the action plan for the development of the Greater Sunrise fields, in which, on April 16, 2019, the national oil company concluded the purchase of shares of ConocoPhillips and Shell Australia. The public company is currently in contact with partners of the Greater Sunrise consortium to discuss the concept of development and negotiation of the new Greater Sunrise Production Sharing Agreement.
    The Council of Ministers approved the creation of an interministerial commission for tourism development. The tourism sector is recognized by the Government as an important pillar of Timor-Leste's economic, social and environmental development, essential for sustainable growth and the creation of this commission intends to strengthen inter-sectorial and inter-ministerial coordination and collaboration mechanisms. to enhance the competitiveness of the country as a tourist destination par excellence. The Commission will be chaired by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs and composed of Ministers responsible for tourism, land use, transport and communications, interior, culture, environment, cooperatives and vocational training and employment. The commission will be responsible for promoting the preparation of the Tourism Master Plan, analyzing the necessary legislative initiatives and promoting interdepartmental coordination in the implementation and execution of the Tourism Master Plan.
    The Council of Ministers approved the Executive Order of the Prime Minister appointing Francisco Kalbualdi Lay as National Authority for Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be responsible for setting up and appointing an organizing commission for the representation of Timor-Leste at Expo 2020, a world exhibition that will hold in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.
    The Council of Ministers approved the 2019 Voluntary National Review (VNR) Final Report on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goas (SDG). The report presents progress on the implementation of the SDGs, with indications on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in our country. The report will be Timor-Leste's contribution to the High-Level Political Forum, which meets next July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and will announce the results of the National Voluntary Review process. Last May, the Government sent eleven key messages, endorsed by the Council of Ministers, which underline the achievements of Timor-Leste as the youngest state in Asia. These achievements are the result of national commitment to the processes of reconciliation, inclusion and democracy. The VNR was developed as part of a consultation process, led by the SDG Working Group, made up of representatives from the public sector, civil society, universities, the private sector, religious organizations and the National Parliament.
    The Council of Ministers approved an agreement between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Kingdom of Cambodia on the visa waiver for holders of diplomatic and service passports, signed by the respective Foreign Ministers on 19 August 2016, with the objective of strengthening relations of friendship and cooperation between Timor-Leste and Cambodia.
    Lastly, the Acting Minister of Finance, Sara Lobo Brites, presented the proposal for a Resolution, approved by the Council of Ministers, on the assignment of full powers to the interim Finance Minister for the signing of the technical assistance cooperation agreement between the European Investment Bank and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. ENDS
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    10 of June of 2019Meeting of the Council of Ministers of June 5, 2019
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Meeting of the Council of Ministers of June 5, 2019
    The Council of Ministers met at the Government Palace in Dili and analyzed the Proposal for a Decision on the Final Report of the 2019 National Voluntary Review (RNV) on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) presented by the Minister of Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães and the RNV Secretariat. The report presents progress on the implementation of the SDGs, with indications on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in our country. The report will be Timor-Leste's contribution to the High-Level Political Forum, which meets next July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and will announce the results of the National Voluntary Review process. Last May the Government sent to the United Nations eleven key messages endorsed by the Council of Ministers, which underscore the achievements of Timor-Leste as the youngest state in Asia. These achievements are the result of a national commitment to the processes of reconciliation, inclusion and democracy. The RNV was developed as part of a consultation process, led by the SDGs Working Group, made up of representatives from the public sector, civil society, universities, the private sector, religious organizations and the National Parliament. The members of the Council of Ministers will continue to analyze the RNV and the final deliberation on the report to be sent to the United Nations will be held at the next executive meeting.
    The Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak and the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) presented the proposal for a Resolution, approved by the Council of Ministers, on the Agreement between the Government of Timor-Leste and the Government of Japan to exchange notes regarding the extension of cooperation under the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) Grant for the Japan Development Scholarship (JDS). The JDS project is funded by the Government of Japan and has already been implemented in 15 countries to support the development of human resources. The project consists of a two-year Master's program in English in Japanese universities and is aimed primarily at young staff of the Government of Timor-Leste.
    The Council of Ministers approved a Government Resolution Proposal submitted by the Minister of Public Works, Salvador Soares dos Reis Pires, regarding the appointment of the members of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Equipment Management I.P. (IGE). The purpose of this institute is to ensure the proper management of heavy vehicles, machines and other equipment that are relevant to the further development of the infrastructure and the needs of Public Administration services. Considering that the current members of the previous Board of Directors will soon cease their functions, the Government resolves, under a joint proposal of the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Finance, to renew the mandate of José Luís Carvalho as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Abrão Pereira and José Diamantino de Oliveira, appointed members of the IGE Board of Directors for a term of three years.
    Finally, the Council of Ministers hearda presentation by the Minister of Public Works on the strategy for the next five years for investment in the development and maintenance of national roads. This plan presents the priorities of action, according to the links to public services and areas of economic production, population density and traffic volume. The strategy also presents cost estimates, sources of financing for projects and proposes the creation of a fund for road maintenance. ENDS
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    05 of June of 2019Idul Fitri Celebration
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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     Idul Fitri Celebration
    The Government presents its congratulations and solidarity to the Muslim community of Timor-Leste on occasion of the Idul Fitri celebrations, which mark the end of Ramadan's fasting period. This is a festive moment for Muslim families and of forgiveness, not only in our region, but in all the Islamic communities around the world.
    In Timor-Leste, it is an opportunity for everyone to remember the importance of peace, tolerance and solidarity.
    The Government of Timor-Leste declared, through Order No. 02/2019/I/PCM, June 6, 2019 as a national holiday, in order to allow our People to participate in prayers and festivities together with their Muslim brothers.
    This decision is based on Law 10/2005 of 10 August, which determines the days set out in the legal regime of holidays, official commemorative dates and days-off and the information provided by the Center of the Islamic Community of East Timor that indicated 5 and 6 of June as commemorative days of Idul Fitri, with the Government determiningthe day of June 6, 2019 as a national holiday.
    Idul Fitri gives us the opportunity to strengthen our bonds of friendship and respect for other peoples, cultures and religions, as well as the opportunity to reflect on the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in order to contribute to a more just and peaceful world. ENDS
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  • 29 of May of 2019 Government manifests solidarity and guarantees support to the population affected by the fire in the Manatuto Market
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    Eighth Constitutional Government
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     Government manifests solidarity and guarantees support to the population affected by the fire in the Manatuto Market
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  • 28 of May of 2019Government congratulates Scott John Morrison on his reelection
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    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Government congratulates Scott John Morrison on his reelection
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  • 28 of May of 2019National Holiday on the Occasion of the Celebration of Idul Fitri
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    National Holiday on the Occasion of the Celebration of Idul Fitri
     
    The Government of Timor-Leste defined June 6, 2019, as a national holiday on the occasion of the celebration of IdulFitri, under Order No. 02/2019 / I / PCM, which defines national holidays of variable dates for 2019.
    This decision is based on Law no. 10/2005, of August 10, which determines the legal regime of holidays, official commemorative dates and day-offs. Given the religious nature of the events celebrated in these holidays, the respective dates in Order No. 02/2019 / I / PCM were indicated by the Diocese of Dili and the Center of the Islamic Community of Timor-Leste.
    The official list of national holidays of fixed and variable dates for the year 2019 may be consulted on the Government Portal through the following link http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=21146&lang=en
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  • 22 of May of 2019Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 22, 2019
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 22, 2019
    The Council of Ministers met at the Government Palace in Dili and heard a brief presentation by the Minister of State Administration, Abilio José Caetano, on the Nova Dili project. The project concerns the planning of functional areas, accessibility and green spaces and a marina in the country's capital.
    The Government analyzed a proposal for a Decree presented by the Acting Minister of Health, Bonifácio Maukoli dos Reis, on the National Ambulance and Medical Emergency Service, which aims to increase the level of operation and response of the medical services, to ensure they are able to guarantee care or medical emergency throughout the national territory, including the transport of persons suffering from sudden illnesses or injuries to appropriate health care institutions.
    The Council of Ministers approved two Resolutions, submitted by the Minister of Public Works, Salvador Soares dos Reis Pires, regarding amendments to the public contracts for the improvement of National Highway 1, the Dili - Manatuto and the Baucau - Lautem sections. The deliberations of the Council of Ministers will allow the extension of the duration of the contracts, without additional costs and without changes to the remaining terms and conditions, due to the need to review the current volume of work on the ground and due to delays in the payment of both compensation to the population for expropriated land as well as due to changes in the initial design, respectively.
    The Minister of Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães, presented a proposal for a Government Resolution that was approved by the Council of Ministers on the rules of law. The matter is of a regulatory nature with the objective of ensuring a better internal operation of the legislative procedure of the Government, which includes better reasoning of the decision to legislate.
    The Council of Ministers reviewed an agreement with the People's Republic of China for the supply of medicines and decided to grant full powers to the Minister of Health, Bonifácio Maukoli dos Reis, to sign the document.
    The Council of Ministers also examined a proposal for a Memorandum of Understanding, presented by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture, Longuinhos dos Santos, on Scientific and Technical Cooperation with the Development Research Institute, from France, and decided to assign full powers to the Secretary of State for Art and Culture, Teófilo Caldas for its signature.
    The Council of Ministers approved a proposal for a Government Resolution submitted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dionisio da Costa Babo Soares, concerning a donation to the permanent representation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, taking into account the historic ties that unite Timor-Leste and this country, in the common desire to fight for self-determination and independence of their respective peoples.
    Finally, the Council of Ministries approved an Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dionisio da Costa Babo Soares, on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and service passports. ENDS
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  • 15 of May of 2019Message on the occasion of the International Day of the Family
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Message on the occasion of the International Day of the Family
    Every year, on May 15, the International Day of the Family is celebrated in Timor-Leste and throughout the World, reminds us of the importance of the constitutional duty to “protect the family as the society’s basic unit and a condition for the harmonious development of the individual" (Article 39, paragraph 1 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste).
    It is an excellent opportunity to discuss the new challenges that arise, in particular, for our young citizens, both national and foreign, who, wishing to establish, plan and live within the family, face the difficulties of sustainability, socio-economic well-being or moral, ethical and religious character that influence our world in an increasingly globalized and interdependent transformation.
    In this small family democracy, present at the heart of society, we can realize ourselves as children, as spouses and as parents and we find in this womb a true refuge for our physical and mental health, which gives us renewed energies to face the circumstances of a life more and more hurried, demanding and competitive.
    Holy Family Day may not be a holiday, nor be marked in important protocol ceremonies, but it is a real opportunity to promote unity, team spirit, solidarity, partnership and tolerance, which, by building healthy families in our communities, contributes actively to the good functioning of society, an essential condition in the current phase of national development.
    As the family is a blessing from God, it is fair to send to all those who suffer in want, orphanhood, divorce or abandonment, a word of courage and support and the good examples of a society that, valuing the role of family, seeks to promote an increasingly fair and equitable country where inclusion and social solidarity reign.
    To all the sons and daughters, to all the husbands and wives, and to all Timorese and foreign families who contribute with their willful and persevering service to an ever more modern, developed and prosperous Timor-Leste, I would like to present on behalf of the Eight Constitutional Government, our sincere thanks!
    The Families are also heroes, sometimes forgotten, that contribute a lot to the national development, and to build the Strong, Rich and Safe Nation, that we so much ambition. ENDS
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