Deal #234

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Approximate location
Location
Attapeu, Laos

Target country
Lao PDR

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
30000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2012] 10000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2014] 5530

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Agriculture unspecified (10000 ha)
Comment on intention of investment
Sugarcane plantation

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] In operation (production)

Contract #1

Contract date
2008-05-22
Duration of the agreement (in years)
35

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
20000
Comment on jobs created (total)
The 20,000 job count was mentioned in a news article published in Vietnam Investment Review. No data available on actual number of jobs has been published as of yet.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-12-31

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Accessed: 15:10:2014

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-05-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Our Land Our business- The World Bank’s Bad Business in Lao pdr

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-12-31

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Accessed: 15:10:2014

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-05-15

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
HAGL boss denies accusations of Laos-Cambodia land grab by NGO Read more at http://vietnamnews.vn/environment/239519/hagl-boss-denies-accusations-of-laos-cambodia-land-grab-by-ngo.html#6vfWQ4Vg2VTz6RVk.99
Date
2013-05-18

Data source #9

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Vietnam group starts huge sugar project in Laos
Date
2011-11-23

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
The company has been accused of being a "robber baron" that grabs lands from farmers. Global witness has a report on this. HAGL, however, insists that these accusations are "groundless."

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads

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

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

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (smallholders)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism
Forestry
Conservation

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Forest land
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
[2013] Sugar Cane (5530 ha)
Crops yield
[2013] Sugar Cane (7000 tons)
Comment on crops
Sugar cane are processed by the company that results to 7,000 tons of sugar daily.

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Latex processing

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Surface water (River)

Overall comment

Overall comment
The company Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agriculture Development Company built a domestic airport, there was no mention if the airport was built in the land leased to the company.

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