On 30 May 2023, CVTL officially handed over a water project to the community in Faloai Hamlets, Leohitu Village, Post of Administrative Balibo, Bobonaro Municipality. This important integrated project provided a clean safe water supply to the community and included: watershed infrastructure; health awareness; and disease prevention; and disaster risk reduction.
With the support from the Government of Timor-Leste, (through the SASCAS), CVTL and the community were successful in implementing the project in a short timeframe, from 4 August 2022 to 30 May 2023.
CVTL constructed a water supply base, a sedimentation tank, three (3) distribution tanks, a seven (7) public water supply base, and installed a total of 4550 metre of pipe. This project benefits the 96 families Faloai Hamlet, Leohitu Village, (a total 344 people: 164 females and 180 males).
At the inauguration, CVTL also handed the essential toolkit to the General Maintenance Facilitators (GMF) for upkeep and any repairs needed for the water system; giving the project a long-term sustainable future. The project included maintenance training for the GMF.
Now the Faloai community is very happy. Before the water system was installed, women and children from the village would have to walk over 2 kilometres to collect the water for their daily needs. With the help from CVTL they can save their time and effort and can now easily access water! The Community asked for CVTL’s to continue with activities.
Present at the event was the Secretary General CVTL, Director of SASCAS, Administrator of Balibo Post, Director of BTL Balibo, ANAS, PNTL Balibo, CVTL staff, the heads of the village and hamlets, and other community representatives.