TLPres: President of the Republic lays the first stone of the Hera power station

P R E S S R E L E A S E

President of the Republic lays the first stone of the Hera power station

The Head of State, Dr. José Ramos-Horta, laid on
Friday the first stone for the construction of
the heavy oil power station in Hera. The Prime
Minister, Xanana Gusmão, and the President of the
National Parliament, Fernando “La Sama” de
Araújo, among other individualities and many
other guests and citizens, took part of this ceremony.

The contract was signed on October
25th, 2008 between the Government of Timor-Leste
and the company China Nuclear Industry 22nd
Construction Co. Ltd. This project will cover 630
kilometers and comprise part of the 13 districts,
aiming to provide high powered electricity of 110 KV.

The stations will be located in
Hera/Manatuto (120 MW) and Betano/Same (60 MW),
furnished in compliance with the Chinese standards.

There will be a few 110/20 KV
substations in Dili, Manatuto, Baucau, Lospalos,
Viqueque, Same, Suai, Maliana and Liquiçá.

Electric power will be provided to
the whole country, with a future planning of
connecting the system to neighboring countries.

The US$360.000.000 contract
comprehends 91 millions for the stations and
other facilities, and almost 270 millions for
wiring, substations and other facilities.

Three million US dollars per year
(during five years, amounting to 15 millions)
will be provided for the stations management and
operation, as well as for professional training.

According to the contract, the
construction works are scheduled for conclusion
by December 31st, 2011. An environmental impact
assessment will be undertaken on a regular basis,
namely by monitoring the emission of potential
pollutant (smoke and/or leakage) in compliance
with the limits established by the Kyoto Protocol.

PPR – Dili, JAN 15th, 2010

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Presidency of the Republic

Dr. José H. Meirelles
Int. Relations/Media Senior Adviser
Nicolau Lobato Palace
Aitarak-Lara, Díli, Timor-Leste
PBX : +670-333-9999/ext. 242
Mobile: +670-751-6413

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