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MD and GoTL
May 20, 2019

Religious and political leaders attending an international faith-based tourism conference Friday agreed to work together to capture a portion of the $18-billion global religious tourism market, as a way of helping Timor-Leste diversify its economy.

GoTL and USG
May 14, 2019

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed an amendment to its Development Objective Agreement (DOAG) with the Government of Timor-Leste on Tuesday that will commit an additional $16.85 million from the United States to developing Timor-Leste.

Tais Weaver Panel Discussion
April 23, 2019

A national committee to gain international recognition for Timor-Leste’s traditional Tais cloth and other cultural assets launched on April 23 at a workshop sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development’s Tourism For All Project, the Timor-Leste Secretariat of State for Art and Culture, and other partners.

March 28, 2019

It would have been difficult to tell during the days of Indonesian rule in Timor-Leste that someday the coffee sector might be a great example of how an enterprise – or a country – can move along its journey to self-reliance. But on March 19, Timor-Leste and the United States marked an important milestone after 20-plus years as the last U.S. coffee support project ended.

U.S. representatives marked the end of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Development Project, which supported Cooperativa Café Timor and the National Cooperative Business Association. U. S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick and USAID Mission Director Diana B. Putman joined CCT and USDA staff from Jakarta and Washington for ceremonies, which included visits by some to two farms in Aileu Municipality growing coffee, cloves, vanilla and black pepper. The dignitaries planted vanilla and clove seedlings while out in the field.

March 24, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Tourism For All Project in collaboration with the Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) will sponsor the first major conference on faith-based tourism in Timor-Leste in May, the project announced on Monday.

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

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