Deal #542

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Bình Định, Vietnam

Target country
Vietnam
Comment on location
eight districts of Binh Dinh

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
13000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2010] 9777

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)
Comment on intention of investment
The company mainly plants acacia to make wood chip.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1994] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
By 2001 company received 62% of the land for plantations

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2002] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
By 2001 company received 62% of the land for plantations

Leasing fees

Annual leasing fee
1
Annual leasing fee currency
US Dollar ($)
Annual leasing fee type
per ha
Comment on leasing fees
The fee paid is calculated on the basis on the annual area harvested (AAH) x $10, plus a unit land fee fixed at $1 per ha for the full area planted. (See https://agritrop.cirad.fr/550308/1/document_550308.pdf)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
35

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of daily/seasonal workers (domestic)
[2012] 1250
Comment on jobs created (domestic)
Exactly: 1000 to 1500 employees, Vietnamese source: http://www.binhdinh.gov.vn/inetcloud/portal/main/page/news/trangin.ivt?intl=vi&id=50ddfe40a9f7ab8ccf748751

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
The Quy Nhon Plantation Forest Company of Viet Nam Limited (QPFL) is a joint venture of Sojitz Corporation, Oji Paper Co., Ltd. and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2010-01-01

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2010-01-01

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2006-05-29

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-05-01

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-08-23

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2004-11-14

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-06-01
Comment on data source
Vietnamese source on positive impacts of project. (This is article published on website of the provincial government but is considered as normal media report)

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-11-11
Comment on data source
Opinions criticizing the cheap lease fee, taking land of the locals.

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2004-11-04

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction
Comment on community reaction
Two sources of information: http://nld.com.vn/thoi-su-trong-nuoc/cho-thue-dat-rung-gia-beo-20121111095325153.htm and http://www.binhdinh.gov.vn/inetcloud/portal/main/page/news/trangin.ivt?intl=vi&id=50ddfe40a9f7ab8ccf748751

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, tractors, machinery...)
Financial Support
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
benefits from the forests such as collection of mushrooms, bee honey, firewood or providing seedlings free of charge to local people for mass planting and providing grazing land where appropriate. Health: providing health services free of charge (Vietnamese source: http://www.binhdinh.gov.vn/inetcloud/portal/main/page/news/trangin.ivt?intl=vi&id=50ddfe40a9f7ab8ccf748751)

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture
Pastoralism

Former land cover

Former land cover
Cropland
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Accacia, Eucalyptus

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
Japan

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
WCP (Wood chip processing)

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