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Army October 27, 2011
By Flt-Lt John McCourt
A JOINT project at a key Australian
base in Dili has set new standards for
military cooperation in East Timor.
The engineering capability of the
Australia-led International Stabilisation
Force (ISF) combined with some vital
plant equipment from the East Timor
Defence Force (F-FDTL) to tidy up a
large external storage facility at the home
of Anzac Coy.
Force Engineer Flt-Lt Sonny Benaim
said the project demonstrated the sig-
nificant progress in cooperative relations
between the ISF and the F-FDTL.
"We had a need to reduce the large
footprint of our storage space at the base
but, although we had the expertise, we
didn't have the heavy machinery," Flt-Lt
"We contacted our friends in the
F-FDTL and we combined resources.
They brought along their heavy moving
equipment and we offered some valuable
mentoring and skills transfer."
What's more, F-FDTL engineers and
soldiers lived among the troops at the
Anzac base, mixing with the Australians
and New Zealanders over meals, watch-
ing TV and playing sports.
"It was a great initiative," Flt-Lt
Benaim said. "The combined activ-
ity adds to our knowledge sharing and
encourages relationship building between
the security forces here."
NEW POLICE LEARNING FACILITY
By Flt-Lt Sean Watson
INTERNATIONAL Stabilisation Force
(ISF) engineers have completed a new
outdoor learning facility at the East
Timor Police (PNTL) Liquica headquar-
ters.The centre was officially opened
by PNTL Inspector Henrique da Costa
and ISF Deputy Commander Lt-Col
Christopher Powell at a ceremony on
"The training of PNTL officers is
essential to the continued improvement
and growth of our security capabilities
and facilities such as these are crucial
to our continued success," Inspector da
The concrete-based, steel-framed
open-air classroom took the Australian
ISF engineers one month to construct.
Lt-Col Powell said the ISF engineers
were proud to be part of a project that
further strengthened ties between the
ISF and PNTL.
"This has been a useful project for
both our organisations and I know that
it will be a valuable asset from which
the PNTL will continue to learn and
grow," he said.
Australian made: Australian and East Timorese personnel come
together to officially open a new outdoor learning facility at the PNTL
Photo by Cpl Melina Mancuso
Joint effort: Spr Grieg Wilson checks in on the earth moving efforts of East Timorese Pte Adao Foni.
Inset, site supervisor Spr Kim Waterhouse takes a break with her East Timorese counterpart, Sgt Al
Photos by Cpl Melina Mancuso
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