1. Reduce the Contingency Fund by $8 million, although this potential saving is reallocated to other expenditure lines.
2. Reduce generator fuel expenditures by $17 million, reallocating $15 million of this to road maintenance.
- Electricity (cutting $50 million from $174 million originally proposed by Government)
- MDG housing and sanitation (cutting $42 million from $88 million proposed)
- Roads (cutting $29 million from $116 million proposed)
- Public buildings (cutting $8 million from $29 million proposed).
5. Reduce planned withdrawals from the Petroleum Fund during 2013 from $1,197.8 million to $787 million, the amount estimated as the sustainable income (ESI).
The budget revision also includes $43 million in additions and reductions to spending from the Consolidated Fund. Items greater than $0.5 million not listed above are as follows:
- $3.0m for PDID (small local infrastructure projects)
- $2.0m for PNTL Medals and district petty cash
- $2.0m for CNE subsidies for political parties
- $1.5m for the Los Palos - Lore Road (via the Infrastructure Fund)
- $1.3m for Atsabe and Maliana churches
- $1.0m for Special Economic Zones (ZEE)
- $1.0m for Parliamentary cars
- $1.0m for cooperatives
- $1.0m for Dili District Prosecutor
- $0.9m for rehabilitating Suai Prison
- $0.8m for the new Timor-Leste Cooperation Agency (foreign aid)
- $0.7m to build Dili District Court
- $0.6m for Metinaro ossuary
- $0.5m for CPLP Economic Forum
- $0.5m to pay Singapore hospital bills
- $21m in Infrastructure Fund cuts in other sectors (see table above)
- $9.4m of $18.8m reappropriated for unfinished PDD-1 projects
- $3.3m of $18m allocated for the Civil Society Fund under the P.M.
- $2.0m of $10m allocated for "Impact of Special Regimes" in the contingency fund
- $0.5m from Parliamentary travel
Update 19 February: Thanks to the efficiency of closed-door processes, the Parliamentary plenary approved the budget on 18 February, two days early, by unanimous vote. The only amendments were those agreed by the ad hoc committee.