Japan donates 14 mln USD to rehabilitate Timor-Leste port

13:38, December 21, 2010      

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The Japanese government has allocated 14 million U.S. dollars for rehabilitation of Oe-Cuse District Seaport in Timor-Leste, Diario Nacional reported on Tuesday.

The rehabilitation is aimed to better facilitate maritime transportation and a part of efforts to increase economic growth of people in Oe-Cuse.

Japanese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Iwao Kitahara said poor condition of the port has triggered his government to speed up the finance. "When I come to Oe-Cuse and saw people get in and off of the ship they always walked in the waters which height is close to their knee, that changed my commitment to implement soon this project in a short time," said Kitahara.

Source: Xinhua

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