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East Timor Council of Ministers' Meeting 25 March 2009

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE
IV Constitutional Government
SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

PRESS RELEASE

THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS’ MEETING ON 25Th OF MARCH 2009


The Council of Ministers held a meeting on Wednesday, 25th of March 2009, in its room in the Government Building, Dili where it approved:

1 - Draft on the Framework Law for Sports

Considering that the social and recreational activities improve human relationship, a healthy cooperation and competition promote dialogue, tolerance and ethics. The Government decided to discipline this activity with the approval of this Draft Law.

2 - Resolution that appoints the Chief of Police and the Deputy Chief of Police of PNTL

Under the new PNTL's Promotion System it is necessary to have a line of command during the transitional period and for that purpose the Government asks for an independent timorese citizen. Thus, based on merit the Government has decided to appoint Afonso de Jesus to the post of Deputy Chief of Police and Longuinhos Rabindranatha Tagore Domingues de Castro Monteiro to the post of Chief of Police.

3 - Government Resolution that appoints a Commission to negotiate the PNTL/UNMIT New Supplemental Agreement

With the aim to ensure that the transfer of responsibility from UNPOL to PNTL is a phased and successful and following on the work that has been developed, the Government has decided to appoint a Commission to negotiate the New Supplemental Agreement between PNTL and UNMIT.

The Council of Ministers also analysed:

4 - The presentation of the VISA Regime

The Immigration Department, under the Secretariat of State for Security, has presented to the Council of Ministers a draft proposal to change the issuing of VISAs for aerial and land arrivals alike.
What is intended is to control, in an effective fashion, the permanence of foreigners in the country so as to avoid any infraction/crime and at the same time protecting the citizens of Timor-Leste.

5 - Presentation of the New Regime for Power Tariffs

The Council of Ministers analysed the presentation of the New Regime for Power Tariffs.

The National Electricity System that is tasked with the production, transport and distribution of electric energy. It also seeks to foster its rationing and its proper management. These changes will be reflected in the prices off assets and services to the country and also in the power tariffs to the several client categories.

The Government's concern is also a social one and has as a priority universal access to electric power, although with adequate control.
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