Since 2001 the Timorese Defence Force Headquarters has been housed in second hand UN portable containers in Tasi Tolu West Dili.
Following lengthy talks with the Government of Timor-Leste the Government of China has agreed to a major development project. This project will fund and construct a new Ministry of Defence and Defence Force HQ at Fatuhada in central Dili, on the main east-west road axis between the Palacio do Governo and Nicolau Lobato International Airport.
The new facilities are expected to be a major improvement on the current demountable structures/containers which are in a state of advanced decay.
Other major bi-lateral defence partners include Australia and Portugal, who provide some specialised training and language courses.