Media Releases

  • 11 of November of 2022Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers on November 11th, 2022

    1 - 3rd amendment to Decree-Law no. 26/2021, of 26 November, on exceptional measures and temporary health surveillance measures in response to the COVID-19 disease pandemic.
  • 09 of November of 2022Meeting of the Council of Ministers on November 9th, 2022

    1 - first amendment to Decree-Law No. 37/2022, of May 25th, regarding the year-end allowance to the "Uma Kain"(Household);

    2 - regulation of financial support attributed to each of the veteran combatants of the national liberation, demobilized from 15 to 19 years of combat, for housing purposes;

    3 - Secretariat of the National Liberation Combatants’ Fund;

    4 - value of the attendance fee to be paid to the members of the Investment Committee of the National Liberation Combatants' Fund;

    5 - agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, regarding cooperation in the defence area and the status of the Visiting Forces;

    6 - amendment of the contract with Sinoitech Engineering Consults;

    7 - amendment of the contract signed with Katahira Engineers International; and

    8 - extraordinary payment of one month's additional salary to civil servants, agents and contractors of Public Administration, public office holders, members of the F-FDTL, the PNTL and the National Intelligence System and former holders and former members of sovereign bodies.
  • 04 of November of 2022Meeting of the Council of Ministers on November 4th, 2022

    1 - First Amendment to the Customs Code;

    2 - working group for the regularization of payments under contracts was approved;

    3 - procurement procedure for the construction of the new metallic arch structure bridge in Comoro Mota Ulun (Casnafar), with an estimated amount of US$ 8.9 million.

    4 - procurement procedure of International Public Tender type for the award of a public contract for the supply of goods and execution of works on the creation of the communications complex with the installation of the landing station for the fibre optic submarine cable, which will connect the Dili city in Timor-Leste to the Darwin and Port Hedland cities in the Commonwealth of Australia;

    5 - renewing the exceptional and temporary measures of health surveillance in response to the COVID-19 disease pandemic, extending the validity of article 3 of Law no. 24/2021, of November 19th.


    1 - political legislative options underlying the initiative to create the Staff Regulations of the National Intelligence Service (SNI);

    2 - The Nutritional security and implications for children’s cognitive development;

    3 - The political-legislative options underlying the initiative to create a Mission Unit to Combat Stunting;

    4 - political and legislative options underlying the initiative to create the Millennium Challenge Account-Timor-Leste Public Institute (MCA-TL).
  • 03 of November of 2022Timor-Leste celebrates the 46th National Women's Day
    The 8th Constitutional Government congratulates all Timorese women for the celebration of the 46th National Women's Day, a date that marks the death of the national heroine, Maria Tapó, who gave her life in the fight for national self-determination, and in which the important role of Timorese women in the struggle for national independence is celebrated.
  • 31 of Outubro of 2022Timorese Government congratulates the Brazilian President-elect
    The Government of Timor-Leste presents its warm congratulations to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on his election as President of the Republic of Brazil and wishes him much success in the performance of his noble duties.
  • 31 of Outubro of 2022Government expresses its solidarity with South Korea
    The Government of Timor-Leste presents its deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Korea for the incident that occurred in the Itaewon neighbourhood, in the Korean capital, Seoul, last October 29th.
  • 26 of Outubro of 2022Tolerance Day-Off on October 31st, 2022
    Day-off is granted on October 31st, 2023
  • 26 of Outubro of 2022Meeting of the Council of Ministers on October 26th, 2022
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
    Press Release
    Meeting of the Council of Ministers on October 26th, 2022
    The Council of Ministers met, at the Government Palace, in Dili, and approved the draft Government Resolution, presented by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Joaquim Amaral, which approves the Policy and Strategy for the Private Sector.
    This legislative intervention aims to achieve the expansion of the private sector, as the main driver of economic growth and unemployment reduction, by improving the business environment, diversifying the national economic base and promoting social and economic inclusion.
    A Business Development Council is envisaged, comprising the various government entities relevant to this area, which will be responsible for the creation and expansion of companies, training programs, and business development centres. This Council will also have the task of developing special programmes for the revitalization of small and medium-sized national companies.
    The coordination and implementation of this policy will be the responsibility of the Government member responsible for the coordination of economic affairs, in collaboration with the other members of the Government responsible for areas relevant to private sector development.
    Two National Parliament draft Resolutions, presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, for the approval of the Air Services Agreements between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore, were also approved.
    The main objective of these agreements is to ensure regular commercial flights between Timor-Leste and Indonesia and Singapore and to promote the development of the economic, commercial and tourism sectors of these countries.
    The Council of Ministers, according to the projects presented by the Minister of Public Works, Abel Pires da Silva, decided to authorize the procurement procedures for the public works related to the Manleuana River Training Works and the D04 Drainage Network construction projects, in Caicoli, with a total joint investment value of US$ 15.6 million. .....
    The Council of Ministers also decided to authorize the expenditure on behalf of a deposit contract with the National Bank of Commerce of Timor-Leste for the implementation of the Credit Line "Fasilidade Garantia Crédito Suave" (Soft Credit Facility Guarantee) and the transfer of US$ fifty million from the treasury account to the bank account opened under the terms of that contract. The draft resolution was presented by the Minister of Tourism, Commerce and Industry, José Lucas do Carmo da Silva.
    The "Fasilidade Garantia Crédito Suave" Credit Line aims to establish a credit guarantee on loans to be granted by banking institutions to micro, small, medium and large companies, aiming to set a remunerative interest rate that will improve the conditions of access to credit by companies operating in the domestic market.
    This credit line is financed by an appropriation of US$ fifty million, included in the 2022 General State Budget. END
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