Zonas Especiais de Economia Social de Mercado de Timor-Leste (ZEESM TL)
The ZEESM TL vision is of an economy that includes everyone, at their own level and with their current capabilities not just as a subject but as part of the process. Their economic model is one that places people at its center, as its end goal. It is an enabler for change, and focuses on social justice and equity. ZEESM TL wants to create an economy that everyone can access and contribute to. One that everyone feels part of.
The Special Administrative Region is an innovative new policy instrument to enable effective governance, poverty reduction and economic & social well-being in Oé-Cusse. It is an instrument that will make their vision of an enabling economy become a reality.
They are aiming to produce an agile, streamlined and technology-enabled regional governance structure which is focused on policy innovation and service delivery for social economic development.
They do this by recognizing the importance of small producers. The women and men who grow the products that produce our food and bring it to the market. The budding private sector which invests and creates new jobs.
They do this by building strong economic foundations for Oé-Cusse.
They have created bridges so rivers are easier to cross. They have built roads so that people have access to schools, health facilities and markets. They have improved access to and from Oé-Cusse by improving its port, its airport and its land access. They have improved irrigation, a critical area of agriculture.
They have created a power plant that provides enough electricity for three times the current development and they are expanding the grid and access to it month by month, kilometer by kilometer.
They have increased training opportunities for health workers, allowing Timorese doctors to improve their skills, increasing technological solutions to predicting health needs and increasing the capacity of rural health out-posts to serve their clients.
Each of these steps allows the private sector to expand in the security of a reliable electricity supply, clean water and sanitation, improved transport networks and with a clear vision of where they are headed.
They firmly believe in community based tourism, and are engaged in creating lean government procedures to support local organizations, as well as to guide the development and promotion of new services and products. They are exploring the many interfaces that this sector has with other sectors, namely agriculture, health and environment. They are trying to capitalize on the interlocking nature of their work and use opportunities that arrive by seeking integrated and sustainable development.
There are many challenges remaining. Income inequality must be addressed. Youth unemployment must be addressed. Hunger and poverty must be addressed. Agriculture, job creation and food supply must be a priority.
But they are creating our future. They are envisioning a just Timor-Leste, filled with opportunity.
They have achieved so much already, together.
And they will complete the work that remains.
Together they will create an economy that serves the people.
Vision: Establishment of special social trading zones that will allow the growth of a social market economy which can serve as a model for Timor-Leste.
Mission: To grow a sustainable, self-sustaining, relevant special areas of social market economy focused on both human development and national growth and in so doing create the tools, investments and policies needed to replicate its achievements across Timor-Leste.
ZEESM TL & RAEOA
RAEOA is a Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse Ambeno which is the regional authority of the Timor-Leste Government.
ZEESM TL is the Special Zones of Social Market Economy of Timor-Leste which is a national development programme used to implement innovative governmental policy.
Dr. Mari Alkatiri is the President of the Authority for Special Administrative Region of Oé-Cusse (RAEOA) and Special Zones for Social Market Economy of Timor-Leste (ZEESM TL) in an acting capacity.
RAEOA has the follow secretaries:
- Regional Secretary of Finance, Leonia da Costa Monteiro
- Regional Secretary of Education, Social an Health Affairs, Arsénio Paixão Bano
- Regional Secretary of Territorial Planning, Pedro de Sousa Xavier
- Regional Secretary of Administration, Francisco Xavier Marques
- Regional Secretary for Agriculture & Rural Development, Regio da Cruz Salu
- Regional Secretary of Community Tourism, Inácia da Conceição TeixeiraSee more