Subject: Antara: East Timor To Order Three Indonesian-Built Ferries

Monday July 25, 05:56 PM

East Timor To Order Three Indonesian-Built Ferries

JAKARTA, July 25 Asia Pulse - The East Timor Government will place order for three ferry ships to provide sea transport to Darwin, Australia, as well as Surabaya and Kupang in Indonesia.

The vessels will be built in an Indonesian shipyard, East Timor Communications and Public Works Minister Ovidio de Jesus Amral said in Surabaya last weekend.

Amaral said sea transport infrastructure was vital for the economy of East Timor.

He said East Timor had already ordered a ship PT PAL Indonesia in Surabaya, now at the stage of keel laying.

The first ship owned by the government of East Timor will serve the route between Atauro and Okusi, he said, adding that three more ships will be needed to serve routes between that country and Australia and Indonesia.


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