Sat, 29 Oct 1994

Transmigrants successful in Timor

JAKARTA (JP): Most people resettled in East Timor under the state-sponsored transmigration program are able to improve their living standards.

"Most of the transmigrants in 11 relocation areas are more prosperous than they were in their homes of origin," Head of the East Timor Chapter of the Ministry of Transmigration, L. Madyo, said Thursday.

He said only a few of them failed to improve their living standards because the land provided by the government was not as productive as expected, Antara reported. (imn)