Subject: LUSA: Lisbon funds USD 1.3 mn project to bring water to Ataśro Island

23-11-2004 21:57:00. Fonte LUSA. Notķcia SIR-6541663 Temas:

East Timor: Lisbon funds USD 1.3 mn project to bring water to Ataśro Island

Dili, Nov. 23 (Lusa) - East Timor and Portugal signed a cooperation accord Tuesday under which Lisbon has agreed to fund a USD 1.3 million project to bring drinking water to the island of Ataśro.

Rehabilitation and extension of an existing water capitation system and the building of new distribution network will bring drinking water to about 4,000 citizens living in the south and east of Ataśro, which lies about 25 kms north of Dili.

The cooperation accord was signed by Timor`s minister of transport, communication and public works, Ovķdio Amaral and Portugal`s ambassador to Dili, Joćo Ramos Pinto.

EL/CJB Lusa

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