Meeting 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the coordinated articulation between Ministries and avoid the duplication of measures and the implementation of outdated policies, but will also allow the establishment of the basic structure on which future climate change policies (sectorial and transversal) will be identified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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