Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment
Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão
The Ministry of Planning and Investment Strategy is the central Government body responsible for the design, execution, coordination and evaluation of policy, defined and adopted by the Council of Ministers, for the areas of promotion of economic and social development of the country.
Through strategic and integrated planning and the rationalization of available financial resources, the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment takes on specific responsibilities over the implementation of the Strategic Development Plan, particularly in relation to Infrastructure and Urban Planning, Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Territorial Planning.
It is incumbent upon the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, the responsibility over the quality of work and activities for the implementation of physical projects of the Special Funds and other construction works, National Procurement Commission – NPC, and National Development Agency – NDA.
On the basis of the statistical data and records made available by the competent services, it is incumbent upon the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment to assess the development capital projects, based on careful analysis of the feasibility of the projects and on their respective cost-benefit; supervise, monitor and certify the implementation and execution of the projects, thus contributing to the rationalize the available financial resources, and to the economic development and the economic activity at national, provincial and local level; plan and control costs and quality of development capital projects; promote transparency and quality through the provision of procurement services for development capital projects; develop studies, opinions and technical and sectorial analyses in order to assess the impact and economic viability of development projects; review and select proposals for investment in the country; ensure the coordination and the implementation of Planning for District Integrated Development, in coordination with the relevant entities; ensure the coordination and implementation of the National Program for Suco Development; develop and implement policies and mechanisms to support community and suco development; develop the Program Millennium Development Goals Sucos (MDG Sucos); study, plan and propose policies for sectorial development; study, plan, and propose a national housing and spatial planning policy; study, plan and propose the urban planning, throughout the territory; propose and develop a national policy for natural resources and minerals; support and develop the legal framework and regulate activities related to renewable energy resources; support studies on the capacity of renewable energy resources and alternative energy sources; maintain a record of information about renewable energy operations and resources; contribute to the development of the national policy on transport and communications; help prepare and develop, in cooperation with other public services, the implementation of the road plan for the national territory; provide support for the coordination and promotion of a management system, maintenance and modernization of the airport infrastructure, air navigation, roads, port and related services, and propose and develop a policy of training of human resources, taking into account the needs in the short, medium and long term, and in areas that are crucial to the Development of the country.
The Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment supervises the National Procurement Commission – CNA, the National Development Agency NDA, the Secretariat of Major Projects and the Mission Unit for Integrated Regional Development – TIA.