Portugal’s Tecmaia to carry out studies for Timor Leste Science and Technology Park

30 September 2013

Portugal’s Maia Science and Technology Park (Tecmaia) will carry out the feasibility studies for construction of the Timor Leste Science and Technology Park, under the terms of a protocol signed with the Timor Leste (East Timor) Ministry for Industry, Trade and the Environment.

The managing director of Tecmaia, António Tavares, said that as well as carrying out feasibility studies the technology park would also train managers, technical staff and members of public and private entities.

Tecmaia will also provide strategic local, national and international consulting as well as advising on business initiatives and drawing up studies for the products and services that East Timor and Portuguese companies should promote in the markets of both countries.

The East Timor deputy minister for Trade, Industry and the Environment, Abel da Costa Freitas Ximenes, said that a plot of land had been acquired in Dili, covering around 40 hectares, for construction of the technology park.

Without giving figures for the investment involved, he gave assurances that “money is not a problem,” as the “biggest difficulties,” are a lack of working methods, development models and human and technological resources. (macauhub)