Subject: Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring September 29 2004

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Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring for September 29, 2004

Investigation begins, aimed at shedding new light on false report

Timor Post

There will be an investigation conducted regarding the false educational information presented to the National Parliament (PN). The investigation was proposed by many PN members in order to prevent corruption, said Mr. Rui Menezes, spokesman of Commission C. He noted the false report is a type of corruption in Parliament.

To combat corruption in Timor-Leste, the government must control and utilize the budget efficiently and effectively, he said.

Bidau Motak Laran residents complain about 'prepaid'

Timor Post

Mr. Eduardo da Costa Belo, a resident said only half of households are currently using the prepaid system, which means that they have to pay nearly $20 each month per household. However others who are using tue Conditional Meter do not efficiently use power and are not even making monthly payments to the Timor-Leste Electricity Department (EDTL). Belo asked EDTL to immediately resolve this issue.

Thai government contributes US $ 25,000 to UNDP RESPECT

Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

Thai ambassador, Mr. Kulkumut Singhara Na. Ayudhaya handed a contribution of $25.000 to the UNDP RESPECT Project and donated 100 tones of Rice to the government of Timor-Leste. This project will facilitate the construction of a National Park for the Victims of the War in the Sub-district of Metinaro.

The Prime Minister of Timor - Leste, Mr. Mari Alkatiri said that the National Park will also commemorate those veterans and ex combatants who fought for the freedom of Timor-Leste.

Nurses in Oe-Cusse faced transport problems

Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

Mr. Antonio da Costa Lelan, a member of National Parliament said that nurses in the district of Oe-Cusse are now facing transportation problems both regional and national; he noted that it is very difficult for nurses in the sub-districts to transport medical supplies to attend to patients needs due to the lack of transportation system in that district.

He also added that the same problem is also faced by the PNTL in that region when they patrol the border of Timor-Leste and West Timor.

Communities voluntarily rehabilitate 8-km road

Suara Timor Lorosa?e (STL)

Communities of the Sub-district of Alas, in the district of Manufahi started rehabilitating an 8-km road presenting August 2004, said Sabino Amaral, a CDO (Community Development Officer). This volunteer work is supported by a fund collected from public employment and the local administration, with the total of $206 to use for workers.

David de Araujo Receptionist World Bank, Dili Office Tel: 332 4649 Email: ddearaujo@worldbank.org


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