June 17, 2010: ‘Tour de Timor’ an initiative by the President Jose Ramos-Horta to promote peace and tourism in the country received it’s first official sponsorship from ConocoPhillips Australia, of an amount of USD 150,000. Tour de Timor will begin on the 17th of September and is schedule to end on the 17th of September. The event will pass through seven western districts and will cover a distance of 450 kms.