ERA Project in short
Project Title: Enhancing Rural Access (ERA)
Objective: To improve access and income opportunities for rural communities through rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads by trained contractors.
Key Outputs: i) 140km of rural roads rehabilitated and maintained (ii) At least 60 contractors trained in labour-based technology (LBT) and contracts management (CM) (iii) Don Bosco and IADE certified to deliver training for civil works contractors in LBT and CM.
Implementing Agency: International Labour Organization (ILO) together with Don Bosco Foundation & IADE.
Key Partners: Secretariat of State for Support and Promotion of Private Sector (SEAPRI), Ministry of Public Works (MPW),Chambers of Commerce and Industry Timor-Leste (CCI-TL).
Duration: 1st September 2011-31st August 2015.
Geographical Coverage: Timor-Leste, Districts of Ainaro, Aileu, Bobonaro, Covalima, Ermera and Liquica.
Donor: European Union, Component 2 of the 4th EU Rural Development Programme in Timor-Leste (RDPIV) with funding from the 10th European Development Fund.
Budget: EUR 11.6 milion (appr. USD 15 milion)