Deal #5214

Location #1

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

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
278612.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 278612
Comment on land area
Another source states 275,064 ha. Company press report states 295,298 ha.

Intention of investment

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

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Contract expires on: 02/08/2036

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
According to the contract " TRANS-M must pay the fee of forest area and other taxes and charges in force related to the operation of the concession, within the time prescribed by the tax legislation"

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract date
2011-08-04
Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
Formerly known as TRANS-M

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
Date
2011-08-04
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-3960427923

Data source #2

Data source type
Contract
Date
2011-12-13
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-5325273024

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Cut it Out: Illegal Logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Greenpeace. March 2013

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Trading in Chaos. The impact at home and abroad of illegal logging in the DRC. Greenpeace.

Data source #5

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 #6

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #7

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2017-02-09
Comment on data source
US Consumers Buying Millions of Dollars-Worth of Luxury Timber Linked to Hezbollah Financiers, Global Witness reveals

Data source #8

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Date
2017-05-03
Comment on data source
Exporting Impunity- Our exposé warns that EU and US company executives could face jail terms for illegally importing Congolese timber.

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
The contract states " The plot of any road or any pathway or evacuation from the territory of the concession must be subject to consultation with local communities and / or indigenous peoples residents during the preparation of the development plan. The preparation of the management plan and the development plan of the concession gives rise to a distribution of all relevant documentation to local communities and / or indigenous peoples and local residents to regular consultations with them on issues of interest concession and rights. The administration can attend the consultation sessions. During the preparation of the development plan, TRANS-M consults with local communities and / or indigenous peoples bordering on socio-economic and infrastructure that will be the final specifications to be annexed to the management plan which cover the five years following the approval of the development plan and will be updated every 5 years".

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Country 1
China
Country 2
United States of America
Comment on use of produce
Europe

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

Overall comment

Overall comment
Concession borders a Faunal reserve where many endangered species live. Cotrefor was formerly known as TRANS-M.

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