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East Timor: A dirty capital in a pristine island

Edward Rees, from blog Peace Dividend Marketplace [en], writes about the reasons why Dili, the capital of East Timor, is “terribly dirty” these days: heavy rain storms, a building boom and increased consumption. He points that proper infrastructures still do not exist despite all the international aid and a growing national budget.


  • You missed Ed’s main point – the failure to date to create adequate infrastructure in Dili, despite the huge international aid and UN presence over the years and Timor-Leste’s growing national budget.

  • Thanks for your comment, John!
    I’ve added more background to this roundup, as you suggested.
    Best regards,

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