Facilities & Infrastructures

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The development of infrastructure is a priority for the Government of Timor-Leste. A central pillar of the Strategic Development Plan is the building and maintenance of core and productive infrastructure. The development of infrastructure will increase productivity, create jobs, particularly in rural areas, and support the development of the private sector. Timor-Leste is already partnering with domestic and international investors to construct and maintain infrastructure. Domestic investors are building Timor-Leste’s rural roads and urban roads. An international investor, Bollore, has started construction on a new container port at Tibar in a Public Private Partnership arrangement with government. More information regarding Public Private Partnerships can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Finance PPP Unit: Click Here

Roads and Bridges

An extensive network of quality and well-maintained roads is essential to connect our communities, promote rural development, industry and tourism, and provide access to markets. Roads are the primary mode of transport and allow development and the delivery of resources to urban as well as rural areas. They are critical to most other sectors and support the delivery of community services, health care and education. Priorities include expansion, improvement and maintenance of the national (urban and rural) road system and the rehabilitation or construction of 405 bridges.

Water and Sanitation

A vitally important element in the economic and social development of Timor-Leste – and in the health and wellbeing of our people – is access to safe drinking water and sanitation systems. The Government intends to establish a regulatory body for the management of drinking water resources and of water and basic sanitation.


Access to reliable electricity supplies is vital to improve the quality of life in Timor-Leste and to support urban and rural jobs growth and development. Government priorities include the introduction of means of revenue collection, reducing operating cost and service improvements. Government also intends to introduce renewable energy sources, particularly solar and wind. Potential projects include a solar power station in Hera and wind farms in Lariguto and Bobonaro that will connect to the national grid.