Ministry of Transport, Communications and Public Works of Timor-Leste planned to develop Suai Expressway Project - Phase 1, from Suai, Cova Lima, Timor Leste to Zumalai. Consortium of China National Overseas Engineering Group Co and China Railway First Group Company was in charge of construction. The project covered the construction of 30.4 km expressway, 100 km/h speed, 4 lanes. This was the first section of Suai Expressway Project. Suai Expressway was the largest transportation infrastructure construction project since East Timor resumed its independence and the first expressway in East Timor. It would greatly contribute to BRI construction with Chinese construction company involved.