Real Estate & Property Development

As a valued partner to the government, ETT is aligned with the Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan 2011–2030 and aims to help shape policies and laws that support a vibrant private sector, drive economic diversification, sustain growth, and result in increased well-being for the Timorese people.

Now in its third decade of business in Timor-Leste, ETT is diversifying into real estate and the provision of private-sector infrastructure to meet growing local and foreign investment demands.

Under our newly established Discovery Development business, overseen by director Samitha Aluwihare, our first construction project is the country’s most modern mixed-use international standard business industrial zone.

Discovery Business Industrial Zone (DBIZ)

Discover a new world of opportunity in Timor-Leste

Extending over 80,000 sq/m, Discovery Business Industrial Zone will be a world-class development built to Australian construction and design standards and adhering to the EDGE Green Building Certification System will provide a variety of spaces, comprising:

  • Commercial office space
  • Industrial & warehouse space
  • Cold storage facilities

For local residents and visitors, the Discovery Entertainment Precinct at DBIZ will provide a vibrant and thriving new meeting place and a dynamic heart for the Dili community, comprising:

  • A hotel & convention centre
  • Restaurants
  • International fast-food outlets
  • Hospitality and entertainment venues
  • Retail shopping mall

Discovery Commercial & Industrial

Discover walk-in space for your businesses

As well as being the new home for East Timor Trading, Discovery Business Industrial Zone will provide commercial premises for manufacturers, importers & exporters, and other productive sectors.

For many years, Chairman of ETT, Sakib Awan, has been a vocal supporter of encouraging new businesses to open in Timor-Leste. DBIZ will make setting up business in Timor-Leste far more accessible to local or international investors who need a multi-purpose turnkey business facility.

Discovery Cold Storage

Cold Storage for perishable goods

The DBIZ cold storage facility will open up a new world of expert opportunities for local growers to increase the shelf life of their produce by storing it in a temperature-controlled environment.

Built to international cold storage standards, Discovery Cold Storage at DBIZ will facilitate the trade of perishable FMCG products and fresh seafood into and out of Timor-Leste.