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  • 20 of January of 2024 Government expresses deep sorrow over the passing of Minister of Justice Amândio de Sá Benevides
    It is with great sadness that the Government of Timor-Leste received the news today, January 20, 2024, of the unexpected death of the Minister of Justice, Amândio de Sá Benevides.
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  • 17 of January of 2024Timor-Leste receives a new batch of passports, and the Ministry of Justice launches an online appointment system for passport requests
    On January 15th, 2024, a second shipment of passport booklets, totaling 20,660 units of all four passport types, was received. The arrival of an additional 16,000 units is also expected on the upcoming day, January 19th, with the remaining shipments anticipated to arrive in the coming weeks, completing the total of 57,102 booklets required for consumption in the year 2024.
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  • 17 of January of 2024Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 17th, 2024
    Approved:

    1 - appointment of Arlindo Pinto to a three-year term as President of the Board of Directors of the National Social Security Institute and, consequently, President of the Social Security Reserve Fund Board;

    2 - regulation of the National Council for Food and Nutritional Security and Sovereignty in Timor-Leste (CONSSAN-TL);

    3 - remuneration of the President of the Civil Service Commission;

    4 - agreement between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on visa exemptions for holders of diplomatic and service passports;

    5 - granting of risk allowance to workers performing functions at the Institute for Equipment Management and Support for Infrastructure Development, I.P.;

    6 - memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Ministry of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia for Cooperation in the communication and informatics area.

    7 - extension of the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Indonesia for cooperation in the education and training in transportation area.

    8 - bilateral agreement between the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Ministry of Transport of the Government of Malaysia in the field of air transport;

    9 - authorization of expenditure for the Maliana II irrigation project, in Maliana, in the Municipality of Bobonaro;

    10 - memorandum of understanding between the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment of the Democratic of Timor-Leste and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia for Cooperation in the Infrastructure Development Area;

    11 - regulation of the Human Capital Development Fund; and

    12 - appointments of the members of the Board of Directors of the public company for the administration of Airports and Air Navigation of Timor-Leste (ANATL).
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  • 15 of January of 2024Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 15th, 2024
    Approved:

    1 - Implementing the 2024 General State Budget; and

    2 - Dismissal of Longuinhos Armando S. I. Leto from the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Social Security, and, inherently, Chairman of the Board of the Social Security Reserve Fund.
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  • 15 of January of 2024Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 15th, 2024
    Approved:

    1 - Implementing the 2024 General State Budget; and

    2 - Dismissal of Longuinhos Armando S. I. Leto from the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Social Security, and, inherently, Chairman of the Board of the Social Security Reserve Fund.
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  • 10 of January of 2024Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 10th, 2024
    Approved:

    1 - Regime for Management and Leadership Positions in the Civil Service;

    2 - remuneration of the Presidents of Municipal Authorities;

    3 - National Action Plan 2024-2028 for implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; and

    4 - legal regime for disability and old age social pensions under the non-contributory social security system.


    Analysed:

    1 - impacts of the heavy rains that affected infrastructure, homes and communities in various regions of the country.
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  • 05 of January of 2024Government expresses solidarity with Japan after the Noto Peninsula earthquake
    With deep regret, the 9th Constitutional Government expresses its solidarity with the People and Government of Japan following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that struck the Noto peninsula in Ishikawa, Japan, on Monday, January 1st, 2024.
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  • 27 of December of 2023Ban on the individual use of artificial rockets and other pyrotechnic devices throughout national territory
    Following Joint Order No. 127/MCI-MI/XII/2023 of December 18th, the Government, in coordination with the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL- Portuguese acronym), announces a ban on the individual use of artificial rockets and other pyrotechnic devices throughout the country.
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