In a 2015 survey reported by the World Bank, 57% of the rural roads were rated either bad or poor.
In October 2016, the East Timorese government symbolically launched a rehabilitation project for the Dili–Manatuto–Baucau road. Construction was to be undertaken in two sections, Dili–Manatuto, and Manatuto–Baucau, in each case by a Chinese construction company. The project was financed by the General State Budget, and also from a loan fund from the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It was due to be completed in mid-2019.
The Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili is the main international airport. Commercial scheduled service is also provided at Suai Airport. Local airports include Baucau Airport, Oecusse Airport, and Viqueque Airport.
Flag of Timor-Leste:
The national flag of East Timor is one of the official symbols of East Timor. It consists of a red field with the black isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing a white five-pointed star in the center superimposed on the larger yellow triangle, also based on the hoist-side, that extends to the center of the flag.
The flag of East Timor was adopted in 2002. It is the same as the flag that was originally adopted when the country declared its independence from Portugal in 1975, nine days before being invaded by Indonesia. At midnight on 19 May 2002, and during the first moments of Independence Day the next day, the United Nations flag was lowered and the flag of an independent East Timor was raised.
As per the Constitution of East Timor, the yellow triangle represents “the traces of colonialism in East Timor’s history”. The black triangle represents “the obscurantism that needs to be overcome”; the red base of the flag represents “the struggle for national liberation“; the star, or “the light that guides”, is white to represent peace.