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By: Pacific.scoop  06-Dec-2011

Fretilin leader Mari Alkatiri .. tackling the "enemy" in Timor-Leste - illiteracy, poverty. Photo: PMC

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By a special correspondent in Dili

The secretary-general of the Revolutionary Front of Independent Timor-Leste (FRETILIN), Mari Alkatiri,has upheld the need for human and community development as essential to combat poverty in the country.

“There is a currently great asymmetry. Dili has become an island itself within an island, because this is the consequence when we inject so much money into the economy. It results in growth in the cities and a contraction in the rural areas and less productivity, as well as also generating poverty,” Alkatiri said.

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