Australian government to fund rural electricity project in East Timor

23 April 2010

Dili, East Timor, 23 April – Australia’s ambassador to East Timor, Peter Heyward, Wednesday in Dili announced funding of over US$500,000 to fund a rural electricity project using solar panels.

According to the Australian ambassador, the project will benefit almost 6,000 rural families, giving them access to lighting in a secure and cheap way using solar power.

The project will be funded by Australia’s foreign aid agency (Ausaid) in partnership with a company called Solutech, for technical solutions, and also involves Moris Rasik, in micro-credit operations, Heyward said.

The project will be funded by Australia’s foreign aid agency (Ausaid) in partnership with a company called Solutech, for technical solutions, and also involves Moris Rasik, in micro-credit operations, Heyward said.

According to the Australian ambassador this is a project with multiple aspects: Providing safe and cheap lighting to rural areas, support renewable energies and help growth of local companies. (macauhub)

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