Friday, May 24, 2019

Aplimentec Foundation and UNDP Sign Contract

Aplimentec Foundation has signed the contract with UNDP for the project of Building Shorelines Resilience of Timor-Leste to Protect Local Communities and Their Livelihoods, on Thrusday, 23 May 2019 at UNDP main Office Kaikoli, Dili. The Project is funded by UNDP and GEF.

According to Director of Aplimentec Foundation, Mr. Nuno Miguel, the project will run for seven months (June to December 2019). The project will be focus in 3 main activities such as : rehabilitation of community water supply, capacity building, support community livelihood and environment protection. The project will be implemented in aldeia Vatunau, Suco Vatuvou, Maubara post Administrative, Liquica municipality.

Mr. Nuno said, "This project is community based program. Therefore, community's participation key to success and achieve the program objective. The main activities are water supply, community livelihood, environment protection and capacity building. Those activities demand full participation of community. We will work close with all community elements including local leaders, community members and and households. Aplimentec as well as will communicate and coordinate the program with local authority particularly Department of Agriculture and Water Supply Services in Liquica municipality".

This project is funded by UNDP and GEF with Low Values Grant Agreement. Total agreement for the project is 30,230.00 that covered water project, environment protection, livelihood program and capacity building.

Aplimentec Foundation will commence the project by the early of June 2019. First step is coordinating the program with local government, local authority and community for program engagement. The second step is a preparation for full program implementation  till its finalization by December 2019. (Reported by: Bonifacio/Media)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Darulete Water's Project Reach 60 % by the End of May 2019

Director of Aplimentec Foundation, Mr. Nuno Miguel has informed Liquica's local government of the Darulete water project which will reach 60 % progress by the end of May 2019. According to Mr. Nuno, the project based on the schedule. Therefore, Aplimentec can assure the finalization of the project by the middle of September 2019.

Mr. Nuno said, "We have sent the report to Local Government include DSASAM and post administrator Liquica about the 60 % progress of Darulete project. This reports is part of our communication strategic to ensure government aware of the progress and they will take over the responsibility after project hand over in next September 2019". Aplimentec is maintaining regular communication with local government to assure their commitment for the projects".

The reached target 60 % of physical progress included : completed rehabilitation 1 intake, new construction 1 ferocement reservoir with 10 m3, installation transmission pipes with total 3428 meter  and rehabilitation of reservoir tank 30 m3. The next activities will be targeted  than 40 % of physical construction by the middle of September 2019. The activities covered new construction of 1 Ferocement tank 10m3, 3210 distribution lines and new construction of 14 community public taps.

Social activities also reached 60 % of progress. The social activities included: CAP Process, training and capacity building to GMF group, socialization of Community water regulation and community monthly fees contribution. Recently, community has run 60 % of the activities. Water regulation will be approved by Local government in the end June 2019.

According to Mr. Nuno, the project will be inaugurated by middle of September 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Community Kailema Starts Monthly Fees Contribution

Community at sub village Caimela starts the monthly contribution fees for the Water System at Suco Darulete, Liquica Post Administrative, Liquica municipality. The monthly fees is organized by GMF (Local Water Committee). The funds collections based on community households. Each household mandotaroy contribute US$ 0.50 per month. The main objective is to support water maintenance and to sustain the water system post construction hand over.

GMF is a community water based group that has an important roles to ensure the water distribution system as well as to guarantee community water access. Community monthly fee is a key strategic to sustain the community water system and involve community participation for maintenance, repairs and rehabilitation.

This community monthly fees is part of GGP Program that funded by Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste. The project responsible by Aplimentec Foundation. According to Jose Piato (Aplimentec Community Facilitator), "GMF in Kailema starts collection monthly fees based on community households. Each households contribute US$ 0.50 / month. Aplimentec roles is to support the GMF to collect fund including managing the community funds". Jose said most 87 households in Cailema has provides monthly feeds. Some paid for 1 months, other paid half year and a year. "87 households already paid the monthly fees. It is around US$ 403.50 collected. The fund will be managed by GMF Finance.

The community funds collection was started last month and will organize monthly. GMF will managing the community funds and reported back to community by monthly.

Friday, March 22, 2019

GGP Project in Darulete Village Liquica Municipality has reached 30 % progress

GGP Project on “New Construction of water supply system at Darulete Village, Liquica Post administrative, Liquica Municipality” has reached 30 % of physical progress by the end March 2019.  The progress includes the completion of Community Action Plan (CAP), establishment GMF, training on GMF, socialization of community water regulation, construction of intake, new construction of ferocement 10m3 and pipe installation from intake to ferocement 10m3.  The project funded by embassy of Japan throughout Grassroots Grant Project (GGP) that signed between Embassy of Japan and Aplimentec in 25th January 2019.

Nuno Miguel, Director of Aplimentec informed, “The physical progress will be reached 30 % by the end of this month (March). We are working hard to complete the intake construction, ferocement and pipe installation. Then, we will start transmission installation from ferocement 10m3 to reservoir 30m3 in Kailema with total distances approximately 4620 m by the beginning of April 2019”. Mr. Nuno added, by the end of April they expected to achieve 40 % physical progress of transmission lines.

Concerning the progress, Chief of Village of Darulete, Mr. Tracisio dos Santos confirmed the work progress is very constructive. Aplimentec Foundation has good plan and properly management execution. They (Aplimentec) have good communication and coordination with local leaders, GMF members and community in progressing the project. Community is as well as has full support and participation. Therefore, we optimistic that the project will completed on time by the end of August 2019 as planned.