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    19 of January of 2022Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 19th, 2022
    Approved:

    1 - Renewing the mandate of the members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS – Portuguese acronym); and

    2 - Remuneration of the presidents and sole auditors of the Institute for the Defence of the Rights of the Child, (Instituto para a Defesa dos Direitos da Criança I. P.) and of the National Institute for the Fight against HIV-AIDS (Instituto Nacional de Combate ao HIV-SIDA, I.P.).
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    12 of January of 2022Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 12th, 2022
    Approved:

    1 - Land Registry Code;

    2 - Executive Director of the Investment and Export Promotion Agency of Timor-Leste, I.P. (Trade Invest).
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    05 of January of 2022Meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 5th, 2022
    Approved:

    1 - first amendment to Government Decree No. 5/2017, of February 27th, which regulates campaigning and election propaganda;

    2 - first amendment to Government Decree No. 6/2017, of February 27th, which regulates the organization and operation of the polling centre and voting stations;

    3 - first amendment to Government Decree No. 7/2017, of February 27th, which regulates voting procedures, vote counting and tabulation of results;

    4 - first amendment to Government Decree No. 8/2017, of February 27th, which approves the technical procedures for holding presidential elections abroad;

    5 - first amendment to Government Decree No. 9/2017, of February 27th, which regulates the elections' observation activity;

    6 - First amendment to Government Decree No. 10/2017, of February 27th, which approves the technical procedures for carrying out the activities of news coverage of the presidential election;

    7 - first amendment to Government Decree no. 12/2017, of February 27th, on the exercise of voting rights in hospital and prison establishments;

    8 - first amendment to Government Decree no. 13/2021, of February 27th, which regulates the supervisory activity of the electoral process;

    9 - regulations on the submission of candidatures for the election of the President of the Republic;

    10 - voting rights of voters who are in compulsory prophylactic isolation centres, compulsory therapeutic isolation centres, or in compliance with compulsory prophylactic isolation or compulsory therapeutic isolation in their homes or in a legally admitted location for that purpose.

    11 - rules regarding the execution of the 2022 General State Budget.
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    04 of January of 2022The government of Timor-Leste extends its condolences for the loss of the Parliament Member Silvino Adolfo Morais
    Silvino Adolfo Morais, Member of the National Parliament, died on January 3rd, 2022, at the Guido Valadares Hospital, in Dili, at the age of 65.
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  • 29 of December of 2021Meeting of the Council of Ministers on December 29th, 2021
    Approved:

    1 - remuneration of workers, coordinators and members of the bodies of the National Development Agency, I.P. (ADN – Portuguese acronym);

    2 - extend the deadline for provision deposit for the State's contribution under the Special Investment Agreement signed with TL Cement, Lda until December 31st, 2022; and

    3 - temporary and extraordinary financial support to be granted to employing companies and individual workers who do not work as employees and who are registered in the social security system. This diploma aims to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic, as well as to contribute to the maintenance of jobs and the survival of companies.
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  • 27 of December of 2021Vote of Condolences for the Death of Desmond Tutu
    South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner and symbol of the struggle against apartheid died on December 26th, 2021, at the age of 90, in Cape Town, South Africa
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  • 22 of December of 2021Meeting of the Council of Ministers on December 22nd, 2021
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Meeting of the Council of Ministers on December 22nd, 2021
    The Council of Ministers met, at the Government Palace, in Dili, and approved the draft Decree-Law, presented by the Minister of State Administration, Miguel Pereira de Carvalho, replacing the Minister of Planning and Territory, José Maria dos Reis, which aims to establish the Legal Regime of Building and Urbanization, namely regarding allotment operations, urbanization and construction works, and use of buildings. This diploma guarantees legal support for the set of procedures essential to the prior control (licensing) and subsequent control (supervision) of private building and urbanization works.

    Also approved was the draft Government Decree, presented by the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães, which sets the value of the monthly mobile communications subsidy for members of the Government, in accordance with the Remuneration Statute for Holders of Political Positions.

    The Council of Ministers decided to approve a proposal foramendment to the grant and implementation agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), as well as to empower the Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães, to sign this amendment. With this, the grant to be provided by MCC, for the implementation of the development of the sanitation network and education sectorprojects, will be increased by three million US dollars, to total fourteen million and fifty thousand US dollars.

    The draft Government Resolution, presented by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Joaquim Amaral and the Secretary of State for the Environment, Demétrio do Amaral de Carvalho, approving the National Policy on Climate Change, was approved. This policy establishes a clear statement in accordance with the political principles that determine the mechanisms, in light of which the laws to be adopted in response to emerging situations of climate change, will be read and interpreted. The adoption of this policy will not only strengthen the coordinated articulation between Ministries and avoid the duplication of measures and the implementation of outdated policies, but will also allow the establishment of the basic structure on which future climate change policies (sectorial and transversal) will be identified and prioritized.

    Lastly, the Council of Ministers, attendeda presentation by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Joaquim Amaral, and the Executive Director of the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exportation - TradeInvest, Arcanjo da Silva, on the state of play of the negotiation and approval process of the Special Investment Agreement between the State of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Pelican Paradise Group Limited. END
     
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  • 15 of December of 2021The Government welcomes the classification of Tais as Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO
    Timor-Leste praises the approval of the classification of Tais, the national traditional textile, as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
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