Deal #156

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Cova Lima, Timor-Leste

Target country
Timor-Leste

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lospalos, Timor-Leste

Target country
Timor-Leste

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Baucau, Timor-Leste

Target country
Timor-Leste

Location #4

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Viqueque, Timor-Leste

Target country
Timor-Leste

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
100000
Comment on land area
MoU of 2008 grants access to 100000 hectares to GT Leste Biotech

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops
Comment on intention of investment
Sugar cane

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Intended (Under negotiation)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] Project not started
Comment on implementation status
"It is unclear whether the project has moved forward since the MoU, with most sources suggesting it has not been implemented to date" (Chao 2013: 122). The MoU was supposed to be valid for 2 years from the time it was signed in 2008.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
50

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
10000
Planned employees (total)
2000
Planned daily/seasonal workers (total)
8000
Comment on jobs created (total)
GT Leste Biotech announced it would create 10000 jobs. However, the investment does not seem to have materialized as of now (03/2015).

Number of domestic jobs created

Planned number of jobs (domestic)
8000

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-12-04

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-10-13

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-09-15

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2009-01-01

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-08-01
Comment on data source
Chao 2013: AGRIBUSINESS LARGE-SCALE LAND ACQUISITIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Data source #6

Data source type
Contract
File
Date
2008-01-15
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-0186221161

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Reports criticize that a monoculture of sugar cane would threaten biodiversity and water resources and that displacements could occur.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
According to the MoU, GT Leste Biotech would build a training & development center, clinics and sporting areas

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Community
Comment on former land owner
The state owns the land but it is traditionally being used by communities.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Sugar Cane

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Sugar and ethanol plant

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