Deal #3752

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Palaung Taung, Myanmar

Target country
Myanmar

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 405
Comment on land area
"About 1,000 acres of land had been confiscated about 10 years ago" (Kyaw, Win, and Myint, 2013)

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
[2013] Livestock, Agriculture unspecified
Comment on intention of investment
The confiscated lands were turned into fishing ponds.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2013] Startup phase (no production)

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The land was confiscated by Orchard Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Co. which is owned by Myint Sein (no further info about this company)

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Policeman killed, 42 injured in Myanmar land grab clash
Date
2013-02-27
Comment on data source
Features the story of the conflict concerning the land deal.

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Publication title
Burma Moves to Contain Village Land Turmoil
Date
2013-02-27
Comment on data source
Provides details on the conflict happening in the land deal site.

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
National Updates on Agribusiness Large Scale Land Acquisitions in Southeast Asia Brief #8 of 8: Union of Burma
Date
2013-01-01
Comment on data source
Provides information on land acquisitions all over Burma.

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
"About 1,000 acres of land had been confiscated about 10 years ago without anything being done to it. Nothing is grown and no fish are kept there," said Win Cho, an activist. (Tun, 2013)

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
Reports by media indicate the presence of land conflict.

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Socio-economic
Eviction
Displacement
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
The farmers, who claim the land has belonged to them for generations and that it was taken illegally without any compensation, refused to budge from the land until they receive "a guarantee from police that they will not arrest" those who took part in the protests, Su Su Nway said. (Kyaw, Win, and Myint, 2013)

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
No compensation was received.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Comment on former land owner
Evicted farmers claim the land belongs to them for generations before the company stepped in and confiscated it from them.

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Comment on former land use
paddy cultivation

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Livestock area
[2013] Fish

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