On the morning of Thursday, June 9, President YUM Hong Chul of Korea Saemaul Undong Center delivered congratulatory remarks via video message to the PMOHA (East Timor Village Regional Development Program) Conference.
In the presence of 80 local officials and Saemaul members including Dr. Lino De Jesus Torrezao, Vice Minister of State Administration of the Timor-Leste, President YUM congratulated the East Timor village regional development program(PMOHA) Conference and prayed that Saemaul Undong would become a national project of the Timor-Leste government and contribute to its national development.
This conference was hosted by the East Timor State Administration and the Embassy of Korea to East Timor. The video congratulatory speech by Korea Saemaul Undong Center President followed by congratulatory speeches by Kim Jung-ho, Ambassador of Timor-Leste and then the Vice Minister of the East Timor State Administration.
The PMOHA Organizing Committee presented the success stories of Saemaul Undong Model Village Project, and the East Timor State Administration shared Saemaul Undong-PMOHA regional development cases. In the afternoon, the announcement about PMOHA Act was followed by the election of the President of East Timor Saemaul Undong Center.
Timor-Leste is welcoming the second year of Saemaul Undong Model Village Project. Timor-Leste was ed as a Global Saemaul Undong Model Project Country in 2021, and Timor-Leste Saemaul Undong Model Village Project is being carried out in four pilot villages for five years from 2021 to 2025.
* The East Timor Village Regional Development Program(PMOHA) is a regional development program modeled after the Saemaul Undong in Korea.