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Embassy Facebook photography competition captures beauty of Timor-Leste
Images of Timorese people, culture, animals and landscapes have topped the Australian Embassy’s photography competition and helped launch its new Facebook page ‘Australia in Timor-Leste’. The 16 competition finalists were recognised at an awards ceremony in Dili on 25 November 2014, with certificates and prizes presented by Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle. Read more: English and Tetun.
Harii Hamutuk – Building together
Engineers from the Timor-Leste, Australian, and United States (U.S.) defence forces have worked together to build two new accommodation blocks at the Port Hera Naval Base and Hera community centre outside Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili. Read more: English and Tetun.
National Women’s Day: Celebrating the Contribution of Timor-Leste Women: Past, Present and Future
The Australian Embassy hosted a seminar at the National University of Timor Lorosae (UNTL) to mark National Women’s Day and highlight the contribution women have made and are making to Timor-Leste. Read more: English and Tetun.
New PNDS bridge helps farmers access local market
Farmers in the rural community of suku Hoholau, Aileu district are now bringing locally grown coffee to sell at market, thanks to the construction of a new permanent bridge. The bridge was built using a community grant from the National Village Development Program or Programa Nasionál ba Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS). This development program assists villages to meet their infrastructure needs through a community consultative process. Read more: English and Tetun.
Launch of new manual and action plan for sustainable access to clean water
Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, addressed the launch of the new Manual and Community Action Plan to support rural communities' acccess to sustainable clean water on 28 October 2014. Read now in English and Tetun.
Timor-Leste ambulances back on the road
The Ministry of Health announced on 13 October that one third of its ambulance fleet have been repaired and are back on the road with a total of 31 vehicles repaired and serviced this year. Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, joined Timor-Leste Health Minister, Dr Sergio Lobo, to launch the new Ambulance Maintenance Program and a new workshop in Dili. Read more: English and Tetun.
Australia brings water to remote communities of Timor-Leste
The Australian government continues to ensure remote communities in Timor-Leste gain and maintain access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. Tucked away in a remote corner of Manufahi District, the village of Oerema is not accessible by road and has no electricity, save a few solar panels. Until August this year, they also didn’t have close access to reliable clean water. Read more: English and Tetun.