Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 15, 2019

Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Eighth Constitutional Government


Press Release

Meeting of the Council of Ministers of May 15, 2019

The Council of Ministers met at the Government Palace in Dili and approved the proposal for a Government Decree, presented by the Minister of Justice, Manuel Cárceres da Costa, which approves the Regulations for the Training of Investigators of the Special Criminal Investigation Career and of the Specialists for the Laboratory of the Scientific and Criminal Investigation Police (PCIC). The approval of this diploma will contribute to ensuring the proper training and qualification of the professionals who will be part of the special career regime of the Scientific and Criminal Investigation Police, in compliance with the legal requirements and in accordance with the Eight Constitutional Government’s Program, with a view to consolidation of the justice sector, providing them with competent, independent and professional human resources.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Joaquim José Gusmão dos Reis Martins, presented the proposal for a Government Resolution on the Statutes of the National Council of Food Security and Food and Nutrition Sovereignty of Timor-Leste (CONSSANTIL). The Government Resolution aims to define the nature, objectives, regulations, composition and functioning of CONSSATIL, an interministerial coordination body for the elaboration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies related to food and nutritional security and sovereignty. CONSSATIL's main objectives are to ensure the implementation of the National Strategic Development Plan and the Government's programs in this area, develop and promote mechanisms for coordination and capacity building of public institutions and existing resources, in order to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition and to implement food security and nutrition plans. This Government Resolution will be reviewed at a subsequent meeting of the Council of Ministers.

The Council of Ministers approved two Resolutions, submitted by the Minister of Public Works, Salvador Soares dos Reis Pires, regarding changes to the public contracts for the improvement and maintenance of the road node of the Natarbora-Laclubar road and the Manututo-Baucau road. The approved Council of Ministers Resolutions will allow the duration of the contracts to be extended without additional costs and with the other terms and conditions remaining unchanged, in order to compensate for the delays and interruptions of work in these projects due to the high rainfall which occurred in these areas.

The Minister of Public Works also presented the proposal for a Resolution, approved by the Council of Ministers, approving the procurement procedure for the acquisition of fuel for the Hera and Betano power stations for a period of one year, from October 2019 to September of 2020, in order to guarantee the full operation of power plants and the provision of energy for the entire territory. ENDS