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Target Information

Goal: National roads and bridges
Objective: Dili - Baucau

Target: G100201 - Road Dili-Manatuto-Baucau


Deadline: 31-12-2013

Target: 100.00 Percentage

Actual: 0.00 Percentage



Construction and supervision for the development of roads Dili-Manatuto-Baucau (JICA Loan)

Public to private sector: Public to private sector

Fund: Infrastructure Fund

Institution: Ministry Infrastructure , Sec Est Transport Comunicações

Location: National Region , National Region , National Region

Sector: Infrastructure Development , Roads and Bridges

Age: All ages

Gender: Males and Females



The objective of the Project is to improve transportation and physical distribution network by upgrading (rehabilitation and widening) a part of the National Road Dili to Baucau in Timor-Leste, thereby contributing to socio-economic development of Timor-Leste. This will allow Timor-Leste to bring forward the implementation of a critical infrastructure project identified the Strategic Development Plan, namely the upgrading of Highway 1. With this funding the 118 kilometers of road between Díli and Baucau will be upgraded to international standards allowing this key corridor for trade and tourism to enjoy a resilient, high quality infrastructure upgrade that will boost economic development and continue to benefit the people of Timor-Leste for many decades to come.

The Project will bring safer travel throughout a year, including dry and rainy seasons, day time and night time. Also, the Project will shorten the travel time and activate physical distribution from the capital city to other areas in the eastern part of the country. Thus, the project is expected to accelerate socio-economic development of Timor-Leste.


Scope of Work:

(a) Civil Work: Pavement, Drainage, Earth work, Retaining wall, Others

(b) Consulting Service


Source of Finance:

JICA: Approximately equivalent to 68.7 million USD

Government of Timor-Leste: 23.9 million USD


Terms and Condition of JICA loan:

-       Interest rate: 0.7 % per annum (other than consulting service) and 0.01% (consulting service)

-       Repayment period: 30 years, including 10 years of grace period

-       Tying status: Untied

Planned Implementation Schedule

·        (i) Completion of project: June 2017 – at the time of starting full operation date from Dili to Baucau road link

·        (ii) Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services (D/D, etc.): April 2012

·        (iii) Soil condition survey will be started in the middle of 2012.

·        (iv) Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title (tentative): Upgrading Rod Link Dili-Manatuto (A01-01) -Baucau (A01-02))
Release date: July 2013



H.E. Emilia Pires, the Minister of Finance for the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Mr. Izumi Arai, Vice President of JICA signed the Loan Agreement for the Road Upgrading Project in the presence of P.M, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, on March 19th, 2012, in Tokyo.


1) 19 Mar 2012 (.jpg) (36 KB)

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