Deal #3563

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kiunga, Papua-Neuguinea

Target country
Papua New Guinea

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 632538

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Forestry unspecified

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2010] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
in 2011 the lease was recommended for revocation by a Commission of Inquiry - so far, no final decision has been made (http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/286112/png-govt-hopes-sabl-leases-to-be-revoked-soon ; http://www.actnowpng.org/sabl ; http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/papua-new-guinea-must-act-now-cancel-sabl-land-leases )

Contract #1

Contract date
2010-09-24
Duration of the agreement (in years)
99

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
According to Pearce (2012: 184) the company "had not been properly incorporated". Tosigiba Timber Group Limited however is "a properly incorporated company that was owned by the villagers", but it denied knowledge of the deal

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
Date
2012-01-01
Comment on data source
monography: Pearce, Fred 2012: The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth, Boston: Beacon Press, p. 184.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-10-14

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-08-01

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-02-01

Overall comment

Overall comment
in 2011 the lease was recommended for revocation by a Commission of Inquiry - so far, this decision has not been implemented (http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/286112/png-govt-hopes-sabl-leases-to-be-revoked-soon ; http://www.actnowpng.org/sabl ; http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/papua-new-guinea-must-act-now-cancel-sabl-land-leases )

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