In February 2009 PDT Timor-Leste commenced re-verification in the districts, beginning in Manatuto. As part of a plan to increase the number of rural businesses in the Online Procurement Database, the Verification team is now placing increased focus on the sub-districts. The productive Natabora area in the south of Manatuto district was included in the first Verification district field trip of 2009, with 19 new businesses verified. The primary sectors in which these businesses operate include carpentry (5 businesses), agribusiness (4), supply (5), accommodation and restaurant services (1), clothing (1) and mechanical services (1). Those seeking mechanical services in Natabora are likely to be interested in Oficina Camedar Oan. Started by Mr Florentino Antonio (pictured above) in 2000, this business provides repair and maintenance work for cars, motorcycles, generators, tractors and other machinery. A welding service is also available, including construction (steel-frame) welding.
The details of these 19 Natabora businesses are coming soon to the PDT Timor-Leste Online Procurement Database, located at www.buildingmarkets.org
Peace Dividend Trust Timor-Leste Business Verification and Online Procurement Database activities are supported by AusAID and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.