Regional Strategic Plan (2019–2023) for the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno and the Special Zones of Social Market Economy, Timor-Leste (RAEOA – ZEESM TL)

Regional Strategic Plan (2019–2023) for the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno and the Special Zones of Social Market Economy, Timor-Leste (RAEOA – ZEESM TL)

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE AUTHORITY

It is Oé-Cusse’s path forward to a better, more focused, with more opportunities and more sustainable future. 

Oé-Cusse Strategic Plan is unique in Timor-Leste. It gathers the aspiration of the Atoni people and the vision for the future of the region. It has involved a great effort to prioritize sectors and investments. The document will guide our annual budget preparation and the decision-making process.

I would like to express my gratitude to all those who participated in the process of developing the Regional Strategic Plan (2019–2023) for the Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno and the Special Zones of Social Market Economy, Timor-Leste (RAEOA – ZEESM TL) including all the members of the Regional Authority comprising the Regional Secretary for Education, Social Affairs and Health, Arsénio Paixão Bano; Regional Secretary for Finance, Leonia da Costa Monteiro; Regional Secretary for Administration, Francisco Xavier Marques; Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Rural Development, Regio Da Cruz Salu; Regional Secretary for Community Tourism, Inácia da Conceição Teixeira; Regional Secretary for Territorial Planning, Pedro de Sousa Xavier; as well as all the staff members including directors, department heads and their staff, and the director of the regional hospital Merito, Marques Lafo.

I am also grateful for the assistance of all the sub-regional staff of SAR Oé-Cusse including the sub-regional administrators of Nitibe, Oesilo, Passabe, and Pante Macassar. All Suco chiefs have participated during the consultation process, together with the council members, representatives of young people and women, as well as the Aldeia chiefs.

Let’s work together to make Oé-Cusse a wonderful place to live in.

Dr. Mari Alkatiri

President of the Authority for Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse (RAEOA) and Special Zones for Social Market Economy of Timor-Leste (ZEESM TL)