Deal #1984

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Equator, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
provinces Equateur, Bandundu, Oriental, West-Kasai

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Location #3

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kasai Oriental, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Location #4

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kasai Occidental, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
100000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2007] 265
Comment on land area
Batéké Plateau project is a 256 ha farm. Another source mentions 200ha only. Media reported 3 million ha, but this figure cannot be verified anywhere. Another data source states 200ha in the Batéké Plateau project, while 540ha at N’sele, total 740ha (see #5130).

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Agriculture unspecified, Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
MOU signed in 2007 with Minister of Agriculture- Nzanga Mobutu for 100 000ha- Convention Partenariat” in November 2007. Article 4 says that the Ministry will provide “at least 100,000 ha of arable land in more or less 4 concessions”. The agreement lasted for three years during which time the company was undertaking a feasibility study. "The project would only go ahead if the feasibility studies were successful". Other sources stated in the meantime that the size could be as big as 1 million hectares (not the three million as commonly reported). MOU for three years, if successful was promised 20year lease.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] Startup phase (no production)
[2010] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
Feasibility studies were underway in 2008. Project was put on hold after the nursery was built. A company representative said that the chances of the project being operational in the future is slim.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
3

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Planned employees (foreign)
7

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2010] 30

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Chinese aid, trade and investment and the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, CIFOR Working Paper

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Grain-planet palm oil, September 2014

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
l’afrique des grands lacs Annuaire 2014 - 2015 sous la direction, de F. Reyntjens, S. Vandeginste, et M. Verpoorten

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Data: Chinese Agricultural Investments in Africa

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
ZTE held meetings with local customary leaders, it is not clear if this included meeting with community members.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
Government land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Oil Palm, Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
China

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
AGF (Agrofuel production);POL (Palm oil production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
ZTE has another project in DRC- #5130

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