Deal #181

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Province Central Sulawesi, Buol

Latitude
-1.801461
Longitude
120.563965
Target country
Indonesia
Comment on location
Province Central Sulawesi, Buol Coordinates: -1.801461, 120.563965

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
75000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
22000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
26487
Comment on land area
PT HIP owns around 75,000 hectares of land in Buol of which only around 22,000 hectares have secured permits as a palm oil plantation. Furthermore, some 4,487 hectares of PT HIP’s land belongs to locals.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Agriculture unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession
Comment on nature of the deal
It seems as if a contract has been signed only for a part of the used area. Moreover, the company is involved in a serious bribery scandal.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
It seems as if a contract has been signed only for a part of the used area. Moreover, the company is involved in a serious bribery scandal.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2009-01-01
Comment on data source
Centering labor in the land grab debate" by Tania Murray Li, Journal of Peasant Study, Li, 2011

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-10-20

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-01-22

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-07-24

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-11-12

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-08-06

Names of communities / indigenous peoples affected

Comment on communities / indigenous peoples affected
The Land Agency as an authorized agency so as not to extend PT HIP's HGU because the company's presence only afflicts the people and brings disaster, not to mention much of the community's land they take including forest areas

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
For more than 10 years, locals have fought to reclaim their land.

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
The exact number of people, who were displaced is unknown. But people were displaced forcefully. Some of those who forced villagers off their land wore military uniforms.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Displacement

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
PT HIP had promised farmers compensation for their loss. However, the company never met its' promises.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Roads
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Company told local community that they would construct roads. But the planned road never materialized

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)

Presence of organizations and actions taken (e.g. farmer organizations, NGOs, etc.)
WALHI

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

Overall comment

Overall comment
The company and its founder Hartati Murdaya are involved in a big bribery scandal. The district chief of Buol district is said to be bribed by the company to obtain land rights.

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