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23 March 2023
Procurement projects in Timor-Leste earned Chinese companies USD 715 million
Companies from China were the biggest foreign winners of procurement projects from the Government of Timor-Leste between 2011 and 2023, with a total value of over USD 715 million, according to official data.
27 February 2023
Macao government chief expects Macao Forum ministerial conference in 2023 after 4-year postponement
Macao government chief Ho Iat Seng expects the sixth ministerial conference of the Macao Forum, postponed since 2019, to be held this year.
14 February 2023
Japanese cooperation agency JICA to support refurbishment of Dili International Airport
The Government of Timor-Leste and the Japanese cooperation agency JICA signed a cooperation agreement for the refurbishment project of Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport, in Dili.
07 February 2023
Timor-Leste represented for the first time at an ASEAN Coordination Council meeting
Timor-Leste was represented for the first time at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Coordination Council meeting, as an observer, while it is working to join the organization soon.
02 February 2023
Timor-Leste aligns national trade legislation with WTO requirements
Timor-Leste has reviewed its Customs Code, aiming to align national legislation with the requirements of the legal framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
21 December 2022
Timor-Leste launches international public tenders for new bridge and submarine fiber optic cable
Timor-Leste has launched an international public tender for a new bridge and a submarine fiber optic cable, while adapting legislation to prepare joining the World Trade Organization (WTO).
14 December 2022
Chinese-built Tibar Bay Deepwater Port in Timor-Leste officially opens
The USD490 million-Tibar Bay Deepwater Port, built by China Harbor Engineering Company in Timor-Leste was inaugurated by the President of Timor-Leste José Ramos Horta and high-ranking officials from the government.
08 December 2022
Legal Update/Timor-Leste: Legal Regime for the Licensing of Economic Activities
Timor-Leste has reviewed its Legal Regime for the Licensing of Economic Activities, according to official legal database Legis-PALOP+TL.
14 November 2022
ASEAN agrees in principle to admit Timor-Leste as 11th member
Timor-Leste is to be admitted “in principle” as the 11th member state of ASEAN, Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Phnom Penh announced on Friday.
07 November 2022
China poses alternative to ASEAN membership says Timor-Leste president
Timor-Leste’s president José Ramos-Horta said on Thursday that if membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) does not move forward, the country will turn to China instead.