Government inaugurates Border Post of Salele (Covalima)

Thu. 12 of July of 2012, 14:50h

On June 26, 2012 the Integrated Border Post and the office of the National Board of Management of State Assets in Salele, Covalima District, were inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister, José Luís Guterres.

The inauguration ceremony began with a site visit, followed by the plate signature by the Deputy Prime Minister and the key delivery to the Government. After a blessing of the building, the technical team demonstrated the computers and X-ray security technology now in place in Salele.

José Luís Guterres said: "The Integrated Border Post will strengthen our relationship the traders and visitors who enter our country. As Timor-Leste is applying to be a member of ASEAN, the integrated border post allows us to better control the products entering the country. This inauguration contributes to the process of Timor-Leste’s accession to ASEAN. "

Praising the organizing committee led by the Deputy Minister of Finance, José Luís Guterres praised the Company Karya Timor as it “contributed to the high quality of this building, which although isn’t large, respects international standards."

Inácio da Silva Pires, Covalima District Administrator, said he considered "the Integrated Border Post a very important asset, especially for those who cross the border from Covalima to Atambua in West Timor.” He also reminded us that, “We all have an obligation to care for it so we can use it efficiently.” Mr. da Silva Pires also took the opportunity to “appeal to our dear friends in Indonesia to reopen the bazaar in this place”.

The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Deputy Minister of Finance, the Secretary of State for Security, the Deputy General Commander of PNTL, the District Administrator of Covalima, Sub-District Administrators, Chiefs of Suco and officials of Indonesia.