Australian Army Engineers support school
9 June 2014
On 30 May 2014 Australian Army Engineers from 6 Engineer Support Regiment and US Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 1, the Seabees, have joined forces with Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) Engineers at Farol School to start building new ablutions at the Farol School in Farol, Dili, Timor-Leste.
The building project at the Farol School is another one of many projects that have started in Timor-Leste as part of Exercise Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14).
PP14 is an annual United States (US) Pacific Command (PACOM)-sponsored mission that aims to strengthen international relationships, improve host nation resilience to natural disasters providing humanitarian and civic action programs that strive to improve critical infrastructure, and support host nation programs that provide health, education, and common services to local populations.
Australian Defence Force construction engineers and medical practitioners deployed on PP14 to provide humanitarian and civic assistance across the South East Asia region from 24 May to 21. July 2014.