Deal #5244

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
Botoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Latitude
0.65
Longitude
19.5
Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Comment on location
Lusanganya Coordinates from the contract map (pg 12): 0.65N, 19.5E

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
107421.0
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2014] 107421
Comment on land area
Approximately only 47 358ha usable.

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
[2014] Concluded (Contract signed)

Leasing fees

Comment on leasing fees
Contract states: "SODEFOR 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 tax regulations. Given the transitional regime applicable to the concession issue of converting old forest title under Law No. 001/2002 of 29 August 2002 on the Forestry Code, Decree No. 05/116 of 24 October 2005 laying down the procedures for conversion of old forest titles and the ministerial decree No. 010 of 17 March 2004 on economic measures for the development of the "timber" and sustainable forest management, as well as the SODEFOR obligation to develop a management plan, the rate of royalty payable area during the contract period remains the one set by Article 1 of the Ministerial Decision No. 10 above."

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Contract number
057/14
Contract date
2014-07-10
Duration of the agreement (in years)
25
Comment on contract
Expires 2039.

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Contract
Open Contracting ID
ocds-591adf-1106697434

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO COMITE EXECUTIF DE L’INITIATIVE POUR LA TRANSPARENCE DANS LES INDUSTRIES EXTRACTIVES, Rapport sur l’étude de cadrage du Secteur Forestier en RDC, Novembre 2015.

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Greenpeace- How The DRC Government Has Secretly Breached its Own Logging Moratorium

Data source #5

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Publication title
TOTAL SYSTEMS FAILURE Exposing the secret networks destroying forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Date
2018-06-26

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
Contract states: "The plot of any road or any pathway or disposal outside 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, SODEFOR consult 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 will cover the five years following the approval of the development plan and will be updated every 5 years."

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Comment on former land owner
ex-Soforma concession.

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

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
No

Overall comment

Overall comment
Global Witness states that the concession is illegal as logging has not happened for two consecutive years.

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