Timor-Leste resources

April 2016

  1. University student’s canteen business opportunity

    Becoming an entrepreneur is the dream of a 20-year-old girl named Maria Mazarela Lay. This beautiful, tall girl has started a canteen business in Timor-Leste’s State University, where she is studying economy management. The canteen specializes in serving traditional homemade Timor-Leste cuisine.

  2. Jaime Lemos’s innovative chicken business

    Age is no barrier to starting an innovative new business. At the age of 60, Jaime Lemos C. Moris founded and opened a kampong chicken business in the Lautem district, Timor-Leste, called Copanhia Panirasa Dinaste Lda.

March 2016

  1. Talho Moris’ Butcher Shop: Fresh meat business in Timor-Leste

    A cool and clean atmosphere welcomes customers entering Talho Moris’ butcher shop at Bemori Street in Dili, Timor-Leste. A refrigerated display unit showcasing the various fresh meat cuts helps the consumers to choose what they need. Unsurprisingly, the shop is always full of customers.

  2. The first local woman recruited to manage construction site administration

    A key objective of the Roads for Development Programme (R4D) in Timor-Leste is to build capacities of local contract companies to stimulate the growth of a strong local contractors’ industry.

  3. Women are capable of working on rural road works

    The Roads for Development Programme (R4D) utilises ‘labour-based technologies’ in the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads in Timor-Leste. To date 500,000 labour days have been generated for local labourers – 150,000 labour days for women (30 per cent) and 350,000 for men (70 per cent).

  4. Manual labour-based technology for rural road rehabilitation

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of rural road rehabilitation works using Labour-Based Technology.

  5. Trainer's guide labour-based technology for rural road rehabilitation

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of routine road maintenance works. These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors in Labour Based road construction have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training program.

  6. Manual labour-based technology for rural road maintenance

    The purpose of this training manual is to provide technical management staff and contractors with appropriate guidelines for the effective management of routine road maintenance works.

  7. Trainer's guide labour-based technology for rural road maintenance

    These training guidelines for training of small scale contractors and Community Maintenance Groups in Labour-Based road maintenance have been developed to assist trainers in planning, organizing and implementing training programmes for road maintenance.

  8. Manual, tender & pricing labour-based technology for rural road works

    This manual is developed for training purpose for the ERA and MPW/R4D bid process. The manual consists of guidelines for preparation and submission of a bid document and for estimating cost for the labour based road works, accompanied by an example of how to calculate the contract cost and a sample of a filled bid document.