Deal #3992

Location #1

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Approximate location
Ban Phoutin, Na Le, Laos

Target country
Comment on location
Ban Phoutin

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 20
Comment on land area
A concession of 20 ha to build a demonstration garden for rubber plantation promotion was granted; in fact, the company cleared 309 ha without permission

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Non-food agricultural commodities
Comment on intention of investment

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2009] Failed (Contract cancelled)
Comment on negotiation status
Due to illegal logging activities on an area that massively extended the concessed area the provincial governor in 2009 issued an order to stop the company's activities and to ban it from the area.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
The company started illegal clearing activities in 2009 and continued its plantation activities, despite the provincial governor's order to stop activities and to leave the area.

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
Publication title
Concessions and Leases in the Lao PDR: Taking Stock of Land Investments
Comment on data source
Discusses case studies on land agreement violations in Lao PDR

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Not consulted
Comment on consultation of local community
Company cleared large areas without permission

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Comment on presence of land conflicts
The company cleared and continued (as of 2009) to use 329 ha of land, as opposed to the agreed 20 ha under the contract.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Rubber tree

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