Today the Government of Timor-Leste presented the Dili - Ainaro road rehabilitation project to the community. Through this project, the
The presentation ceremony was conducted by Mr.
The road from Dili to Ainaro is a vital link between the north and the south of the country and connects three districts--Dili, Aileu and Ainaro--which jointly account for a third of the country's population, including thousands of small farmers.
"Improving the road access will bring a social and economic benefit to the State and to the people, as a good road makes it easier for the community to connect and sell its produce to the market", said Minister of Public Works Eng. Gastao. "It will also provide access for tourism, boost the economic development and increase the quality of life for people through better access to health and education."
"The need for robust road infrastructure that directly helps the population living along this Dili-Ainaro corridor is real and must be attended to in a swift manner, therefore we are pleased to see this project moving forward," said Drees-Gross, World Bank Country Director for
This road project is part of the
This project will now focus on rehabilitating the entire 110km road corridor across the three districts. Construction works will stabilize slope structures, improve drainage and repair pavements. The project will also support feasibility studies and detailed designs for possible future road improvements linked to the Dili-Ainaro corridor.
An emergency maintenance and response system will also help the Government plan for managing extreme weather events, such as landslides and heavy rain.
The project is being implemented by the
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