In 2022, Timor-Leste marks twenty year anniversary for its independence.
In July 2011, Timor-Leste issued the Strategic Development Plan 2030 (SDP) which guides nation-building efforts for sustainable growth and development. JICA then has set three priority areas: 1) development and improvement of socioeconomic infrastructure, 2) promotion of industry diversification, and 3) improvement and expansion of social service delivery.
Departing from the dependency on oil and natural gas mined in the nearby seas, it is necessary to continue to diversify domestic industries, create jobs, and develop basic socio-economic infrastructure. JICA has been contributing on infrastructure development such as Dili ferry terminals, the construction of roads and bridges, and the buildings of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology (FEST) at National University of Timor-Lorosae (UNTL), the only national university in Timor-Leste.
Recently JICA is focusing more on human resource and organizational development, such as increasing production and improving distribution of domestic rice, managing natural resources to support the sustainable livelihoods of residents in mountain areas, and supporting FEST, UNTL in collaboration with faculty members of Japanese University.
JICA Timor-Leste Office on Social Media
|March 17, 2023||Message from the Chief Representative|
|February 2, 2023||Activities in Timor-Leste|
|December 8, 2022||Videos|
|June 10, 2022||Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Timor-Leste: Support for the formulation of a Strategic Port Development Master Plan in Timor-Leste to strengthen maritime network|
|April 6, 2022||TJAA Annual Meeting JFY-2021 was held|
|February 9, 2023||Signing of Grant Agreement with Timor-Leste: Support for the improvement of Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport, the gateway to the capital city of Timor-Leste|
|August 29, 2022||National Road No.1, Closely Connecting Dili and Baucau, Opens Under Timor-Leste’s First Loan Project|
|August 16, 2022||Signing of Grant Agreement with Timor-Leste: Contributing to the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure and agricultural facilities damaged by floods|
|September 21, 2021||Taking on “Last One Mile Support”: Swiftly delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to people in developing countries|
|April 8, 2021||Emergency Assistance to Timor-Leste in Response to the Flood Disaster|