Deal #5023

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Gbarpolu, Liberia

Latitude
7.102101257804506
Longitude
-10.154153584032464
Target country
Liberia
Contract area
Comment on location
Gbarpolu County: Concession area lies within Latitudes 7°8'24'' - 7°12'36'' North of the equator and Longitudes 10°11'24'' - 10°18'36'' West of the Greenwich meridian; Coordinates of contract area in contract, page 5

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 Sales Contract. Contract can not be renewed. Contract expired 26/03/2011.

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
[current] Contract expired
Comment on negotiation status
Forest Name: TSC A-7. Environmental Impact Assessment was awarded in 2008.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
While the contract was still valid (prior to expiry) the company was operational.

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
1.91
Annual leasing fee currency
US Dollar ($)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
The land rental bid is US$ 1.91 per hectare per year. The land rental bid payment is calculated by applying the land rental bid to all land that is used, either inside or outside of the concession area. Bargor & Bargor Enterprise shall first pay it prior to felling any trees and, after that, every year on the anniversary of the contract signing date.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2008-06-27
Duration of the agreement (in years)
3

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
Chinese have been employed to ensure the project is a success.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of jobs (domestic)
[2011] 200

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
Date
2008-06-27
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-5503869048
Comment on data source
Coordinates of contract area in contract, page 5

Data source #2

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Company Facebook page

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-01-14
Comment on data source
All Africa- Liberia: Bargor and Bargor Creates Over 200 Jobs Opportunity

Data source #4

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Liberia Information Centre- Bargor & Bargor Enterprise Inc.

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Spotlight on the benefit sharing mechanism in the forestry sector of Liberia.

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
Assessing the Forestry sector: Community benefit sharing and participation in forest governance
Comment on data source
Liberia Social Audit 2012 / 2013

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation
Comment on consultation of local community
The community was consulted by the FDA prior to logging operations. "Although there was certainly a consultation, due process was not followed to ensure that the community were fully aware exactly what they were agreeing to".

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Financial Support
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
The company has paid money to the Community Forestry Development Fund.

Materialized benefits for local communities

Materialized benefits for local communities
Financial Support
Comment on materialized benefits for local communities
This community have received between $4,000-6,000 in cubic meter payments. In 2012, B&B have so not completed any of community development benefits but it seems that some work has begun on building roads and a clinic.

Former land use

Former land use
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
Timber may have been exported to India.

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

How much do investors pay for water and the use of water infrastructure?

Comment on how much do investors pay for water
Contract states: Subject to the written approval of the Government, the Social Agreement and such conditions as the Government or Social Agreement may impose, Bargor & Bargor Enterprise may use free of charge any water found within the contract area and in the public domain within 5 kilometers of the contract area.

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