Deal #4992

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Grand Bassa, Liberia

Latitude
6.26
Longitude
-10.06
Target country
Liberia
Contract area
Comment on location
Coordinates of contract area in contract, page 10

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
5000.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 5000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Forest logging / management (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession
Comment on nature of the deal
timber sale contract for three years. First contract was valid for three years (2008-2011). However the government extended the contract for a further two years until 2013. Another source states that the contract was renewed again for another 3 years (expired 30:01:2016).

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2016-01-30, current] Contract expired
Comment on negotiation status
Contract number TSC-A2.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] In operation (production)
Project abandoned

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
5
Annual leasing fee currency
US Dollar ($)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
5 US$/ha/year - had not been fully payed in 2013.[Data obtained from a formal source].

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract number
TSC-0001
Contract date
2008-06-27
Contract expiration date
2011-06-25
Duration of the agreement (in years)
3

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2009-07-01
Comment on data source
Gambling Away the Forest: lack of proper oversight from President Sirleaf and the Legislature puts communities and forests at risk in Liberia. NGO Coalition for Liberia Briefing Paper No. 01/09, July 2009

Data source #2

Data source type
Contract
Date
2008-06-27
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-2948828982
Comment on data source
Coordinates of contract area in contract, page 10

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2013-01-01
Comment on data source
Liberia Social Audit. Assessing the Forestry sector: Community benefit sharing and participation in forest governance

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Forestry Development Authority - Social Agreement of Tarpeh Timber Corporation.

Data source #5

Data source type
Government sources
File
Comment on data source
Forestry Development Authority. LIBERIAN FORESTRY BRIEF, March 2009, No 1.

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-15
Comment on data source
Global Witness. Proposed changes to Liberian forestry laws threaten government revenue and risk logging company interference in forest policy. Global Witness Briefing.

Data source #7

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
company datasource

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
Community was consulted but there is no documentation available.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
the company reportedly commenced logging without an approved environmental permit and logged outside its concession area.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Social Agreement was signed with the community in August 2008. The community states that the company specified that they would build roads, clinic and school. The company claims no specific deliverables were actually outlined by the company. Company did not satisfactorily meet the social obligations that were specified. By 2013 none of the payments owing to the community social fund had been paid out by the company. The social agreement expired in 2011, while the contract with the government was renewed for a further two years (until 2013), the social agreement was not renewed for the second period.

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Financial Support
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
The community has received some money in cubic meter payments from Tarpeh Timber. The community were under the impression that Tarpeh Timber had agreed to construct a bridge, clinic, school and to pave roads, and were very disappointed that none of these had been delivered.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (smallholders)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Forestry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Comment on use of produce
The company started exporting in 2009. Exported through the port of Buchanan.

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