Deal #3451

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Konobo, Liberia

Target country
Liberia
Comment on location
Konobo, Gbeapo, Webbo in Grand Gedeh and River Gee

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Gbeapo, Liberia

Target country
Liberia

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
253670.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2009] 253670
Comment on land area
"In the course of our audit of the Private Use Permits, it came to our attention that FDA awarded a total acreage of 253,670 hectares to Euro Liberia Logging Co (FMC Area F). This area overlapped with private land owned by Thienpo Chiefdom by an area of 103,022 hectares. This finding was raised during a field visit memo relating to PUPs granted in the aforementioned region, yet the FMC was isued by the FDA despite having raised this finding. This situation constitutes a deliberate circumvention of the applicable law as it would appear that FDA had acted in full knowledge of the facts." Another source mentions 254,583 Ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Forest Management Contract

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2009] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Contract number FMC-F. Contract expired 2024/09/29.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
10.25
Annual leasing fee currency
US Dollar ($)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
US$10.25/year/ha For the period 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2011 the company paid US$1.3 million (=US$5.12/ha)

Contract #1

Contract date
2009-09-30
Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
File
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-0056442275

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Global Witness- Holding the Line? February 2017.

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-03-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Leiti 4th Reconciliation Report

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Leiti Post Award Process Audit

Data source #6

Data source type
Contract
File
Comment on data source
Social Agreement

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
LIBERIA – The Promise Betrayed. Sustainable Development Institute. January 2010

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
USAID- FOREST CONCESSIONS — COMMERCIAL FOREST REVENUE PROJECTION MODEL FINAL REPORT. June 2013

Data source #9

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
LEITI Companies Database

Data source #10

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
Comment on data source
social agreement with affected communities

How did the community react?

Comment on community reaction
In the course of our audit of the Private Use Permits, it came to our attention that FDA awarded a total acreage of 253,670 hectares to Euro Liberia Logging Co (FMC Area F). This area overlapped with private land owned by Thienpo Chiefdom by an area of 103,022 hectares. This finding was raised during a field visit memo relating to PUPs granted in the aforementioned region, yet the FMC was isued by the FDA despite having raised this finding. This situation constitutes a deliberate circumvention of the applicable law as it would appear that FDA had acted in full knowledge of the facts.

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
EURO LIBERIA LOGGING agreed to pay US$ 1.50 per cubic meter to the community (affected community) every two months of their production period apart from the 30% (US$2.50 per hectare) land rental that it will pay to the community benefit sharing scheme.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Education
Roads
Capacity Building
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
EURO LIBERIA LOGGING agreed to participate in Community Development programs (such as human resource development, constructions of schools and clinics). They promised the amount of US$11,000.00 annually for human resource development which will be paid in two installments, 60% which is equivalent to US$6,600.00 payable on 5th February and 40%, which is equivalent to US$4.400.00 payable on 5th May of every year.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

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