Public Works
Saturday January 19, 2019




Ministry of Transport & Communication

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

José Agostinho da Silva


Head Office
Rua Avenida Bispo de Medeiros, Nº 8, Mercado Lama, Dili, Timor-Leste
Telephone : (+670) 3339355/53
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A number of participants including dignitaries from government and the national parliament along with representatives from several NGOs in Timor-Leste participated in the Timor-Leste Transport Sector Masterplan workshop hosted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) on Monday, 29 September 2014.

Timor-Leste is entering a concerted national development phase characterized by both rapid economic growth and population increase. In order to handle this rate of development, MTC intends to develop a Transport Master Plan for Timor-Leste.

The Master Plan will provide a clear direction for implementing the objectives set forth in the Transportation section of the Timor-Leste 2011-2030 Strategic Development Plan (SDP) by bringing together all modes of transport across all districts of the nation into a world class, integrated network that puts our people first. Furthermore, the Master Plan will also align with the overall development plans of the SDP to ensure that a safe, integrated and demand responsive transport system is provided as the nation develops.

The workshop was attended by Mr. Joanico Gonçalves, Director Generale of MTC, Mr. Luis Vas Rodriques, the Secretary of State for Public Works and Mr. Pedro dos Mártires da Costa, Member of Parliament of the Commission E on Infrastructure, Transport and Communications

The National Directorate of Administration of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) organized a workshop on the management of public assets and properties on 30 July 2014.
Director Generale of MTC, Mr. Joanico Goncalves in his presentation urged staff of MTC especially the directors to adopt an efficient control system for managing state's assets. He emphasized that “from the first day of January  onward, we will implement a simple and easy to use system that is well managed and is integrated to the national system”.Also presenting at the workshop was the National Director for State Patrimony, Sra. Evangelina Guterres. Sra. Guterres explained to the participants the roles and responsibilities of the state patrimony and the information about how to use the public assets as well as how to manage the mobile assets.

Vice Minister S.E. Flavio Neves delivered an opening remark at theTelemor's second anniversary celebration event. Selected quotes below:
It is a great pleasure that we all gather here this morning tocelebrate the second anniversary of Viettel/Telemor operating in
Telemor's presence in Timor-Leste marked a new era in the developmentof our communications sector.
The addition of two new service providers to the market has brought us
better services, improved coverage and cheaper prices.
We are delighted to note that Telemor has rolled out a fibre-optic backhaul network connecting all district towns. We also take great
pleasure to note that its service coverage for both voice telephony and 3G data has now reached 94% of our population.
We also appreciate the recent effort Telemor shown in the capacity
building of its local workforce.
Lastly, I would like to remind us all that as embodied in the taglines of all three operators: telkomcel with hametin ita nia laran; Timor
Telecom with ita nia ligasaun and Telemor with hetan diak liu; we all share the vision to put the interests of the people of Timor-Leste

Director Generale of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mr.  Joanico Gonçalves requests his directorates to promote gender equality in the workplace to strengthen the ministry.


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