Government Opening of the Viqueque District Power Substation

Fri. 13 of July of 2012, 16:42h

On July 1, 2012 the District of Viqueque power substation was activated by the Secretary of State for Electricity, Water and Urbanization, Januário Pereira.

At the opening ceremony, the Secretary of State expressed his satisfaction with the fact  that Viqueque’s

"I would like to thank you for your contribution and for your willingness to develop the country. We all know that independence was won with great effort and with sacrifice. We who survived have an obligation to find ways to improve our standard of living. Therefore, it is essential that we have basic infrastructure such as electricity, drinking water, roads and schools in good condition,” said the Secretary of State. He concluded that "electricity is critical infrastructure and that’s why the IV Constitutional Government, headed by Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, made ​​the decision to make electricity a priority. It develops small industries and all other infrastructure, enabling us to improve the lives of all Timorese. "

The Viqueque District Administrator, Francisco da Silva, thanked the Government for the investment and appealed "to the technicians who work at the Viqueque power substation to ensure equipment maintenance and the sustainability of the electricity in the District.” He also appealed to “the population to be reasonable and to negotiate peacefully if it’s necessary to intervene on their land because of the power line."