A key component of the ERA Project is to establish capacities, in the private sector, in contract management and for training delivery. The training of the contractors provides the required capacity to rehabilitate, repair and maintain rural roads. This training is carried out by IADE and Don Bosco Training Center in Comoro.

A number of companies will be invited to the training in several batches over the four years of the ERA Project. Class Room Training is carried out in Dili and successful companies are offered to participate in a trial contract following this training. Contractors who have successfully completed the whole training will be eligible to bid for works under the ERA project.

The contractor training courses provided by Don Bosco and IADE are offered to external clients as per demand, on a cost recovery basis.