Subject: Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring October 28 2004

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Timor - Leste International and Local Media Monitoring for October 28, 2004

Money from Timor Sea should go to Timor - Leste Timor Post

KOTA party head Mr. Manuel Tilman protested in National Parliament in response to the Vice-minister of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Ms. Aicha Basserawan's explanation that the revenues from the Timor Sea should to be invested outside of Timor-Leste to minimize the risk and pressure on the domestic economy.

Mr. Manuel Tilman said that the budget needs to be invested internally in order to boost the population's living conditions and to create job opportunities for the unemployed.

Campaign on Safe Motherhood Suara Timor Lorosa'e (STL)

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health set aside a special day for motherhood in Timor ? Leste. This was celebrated with a parade around Dili. Along the parade route, flyers about motherhood safety were distributed to the public.

Mr. Carlos Tilman Boavida, head of health promotion, said that the aim of the parade was to promote safe deliveries to pregnant women in the communities. He said that it is most important to build trust between the communities and health workers, whether from the public or private sector.

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David de Araujo Receptionist World Bank, Dili Office

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