Minister Fidelis Lead A High Level Government Delegation Flew To USA For MCC Compact Negotiations

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Photo of the Government delegation for MCC compact negotiation, March 24, 2022

DILI (Timor-Post), Minister of Presidency of Council of Ministers (PCM), H.E. Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães leads a high level of Government delegation to the United States of America (USA) for negotiations on a multi-million-dollar compact under the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

“The purpose of the mission is to negotiate the MCC compact agreement for Timor-Leste. The negotiations will begin on 11 April 2022 and are expected to be concluded by April 17, 2022. We are expecting a Photo of the Government delegation for MCC compact negotiation, on March 24, 2022, excellent outcome from the negotiation would lead to the signing of the Compact Agreement between Timor-Leste and the United States of America,” Said Minister Fidelis.

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The delegation is composed of 14 people consisting of government officials from various ministries such as the Ministry of Presidency of the Council of Ministers, H.E. Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães and team, Vice Minister of Finance Ministry, H.E. Antonio Freitas, Representatives from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, General Director Antoninho Pires, Representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Culture (MESSC), General Director Maria Fernanda Lay, President of Bee Timor-Leste (BTL, E.P), Eng. Carlos dos Reis Peloi and National Executive Director of Compact Development Team Timor-Leste (CDT-TL), Ambassador Constâncio Pinto and his team.

“The investment will focus on two main Compact projects, such as the Water Sanitation and Drainage (WSD) project which include disinfection of national waters, sewage, drainage systems, the strengthening of institutions and regulatory bodies, and the creation of a solid supply of water and sewage for domestic use that complies with the most advanced engineering and procedures at an international level”. He Informed.

He recommended the Education Project which will include a New Center of Excellence for the training of new teachers which would guarantee quality and leadership standards.

Finally, Minister Fidelis said, this 5 years assistance package is estimated at US$484,000,000.00 which consists of US$420,000,000.00 made available by the MCC, together with a US$64,000,000.00 contribution made available by the Government of Timor-Leste. (***)

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