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Asian Development Bank lends US$127 million to East Timor to ensure safe drinking water

The Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ABD) and the Government of Timor-Leste (East Timor) have agreed to US$127 million in funding to ensure safe and potable water in Dili.

Two-thirds of the population inhabit this capital.

"The project follows ABD's strong engagement in the water sector by prioritizing investments in resilient climate infrastructure and strengthening the public sector to assist the Government in its commitment to ensuring water for all by 2030," said ABD country representative Sunil Mitra.

This US$127 million (128.8 million euros) funding "will improve operations at the state-owned utility Bee . . .

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