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Deal #5021

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Oshwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
Lukenie, Oshwe, Mai-Ndombe, Bandundu

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
125465
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 125465

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease
Comment on nature of the deal
Contract can be renewed or extended. Contract ends 23/10/2036

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Contract number: 021/11. One data source indicates that the concession was previously leased in 1995.

Implementation status

Comment on implementation status
It is not clear if the plantation is operational.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract number
2111
Contract date
2011-10-24
Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
It is not clear who the secondary investor is. The secondary investor may be Compagnie Des Bois du Gabon.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
File
Date
2011-10-24

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Global Witness- Exporting impunity, how the Congo's rainforest is illegally logged for international markets.

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Greenpeace: Breaking away from the inevitable! March 2014.

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Greenpeace- Forest Echoes, March 2014, Issue 1

Data source #5

Data source type
Contract
File
Comment on data source
social agreement, 2011

Data source #6

Data source type
Contract
File
Comment on data source
Social Agreement, Amendment, 2013

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
Authorities tried to convince the community to accept the logging by offering two bags of salt, health care products, cigarettes and matches.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection
Comment on community reaction
Alleged beatings and the arbitrary arrests of members of the local management and monitoring committee in Bayeria village. The violence seemed to originate from a conflict over the social contract with the company. Local communities told members from a local NGO that when they erected a blockade in an attempt to stop the logging, the police were sent in, and started looting their property. Sheer fear then propelled several members of the community to flee into the forests.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

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