24 April 2009

Fact Sheet on the East Timor Government's Plan to Establish Municipalities

Ministry of State Administration and Territorial Management (MSATM) - In 2009, the Government is planning to prepare districts to become municipalities. This process is decentralization, or moving some work from the central level to the local level. The process will begin after the National Parliament approves laws that will regulate how to establish a local government system. The government has been working since 2003, however to prepare the nation for the decentralization process, and will continue to work to ensure that the municipalities, in the future, are a strong mechanism for development in Timor-Leste. Read the fact sheet: (PDF: <http://www.estatal.gov.tl/Documents/DNDLOT/Planu%20Munisipiu.pdf>Tetun Only).

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